A Clear Vision for Travel and Transportation Management, Planning, and Implementation
A status update on the BLM’s progress since the year 2000
Speakers: William Gibson, Trails and Travel Management Coordinator, National Trails Lead, AZ, BLM; Tom Bickauskas, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Phoenix District BLM
This presentation will provide a status update on the BLM’s progress since the year 2000 (the year the BLM’s OHV Strategy was published, followed by the Mountain Bicycling Strategy) toward its goal of “Establishing a long-term, sustainable, multimodal transportation system for public access to and across BLM lands.” A panel of two BLM experts will present information of policy, planning, and education related to travel management as well as highlight success stories from around the nation.
The newly designated Trinity River Paddling Trail is the first National Water Trail in Texas!
Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.
Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.
This 1997 paper estimates the value of a relatively new form of recreation: mountain biking. Its popularity has resulted in many documented conflicts, and its value must be estimated so an informed decision regarding trail allocation can be made. A travel cost model (TCM) is used to estimate the economic benefits, measured by consumer surplus, to the users of mountain bike trails near Moab, Utah.