How We Did It and How Your Community Can Also Do It
25 years in planning and building a four-county and bi-state trails system.
Presenters: Mel Huie, Regional Trails Coordinator, Oregon Metro; Mike Houck, Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute; David Cohen, Program Coordinator, The Intertwine Alliance
Metro and more than 30 local, regional, state, federal, and private partners have worked together over the past 25 years in planning and building a four-county and bi-state trails system. It now covers nearly 400 miles of regional trails, which connect to hundreds of miles of local and community trails. This alliance to plan, design, fund, build, and maintain a network of trails is under a coordinated regional plan which addresses local needs and concerns while maintaining regional trail standards.
Gwinnett County is currently the second most populous county in Georgia with more than 936,000 residents and also has a minority-majority population. By 2050, estimates project Gwinnett could grow to as many as 1.5 million residents, making it the most populated county in the state.
American Trails contributor Sam Demas reviews "Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks" by Robert and Martha Manning
Securing funding is one of the most important things we can do for our trails, but it can also be one of the most challenging. These funding solutions will help.
American Trails contributor Josh Adams recently interviewed Lawrence Simonson, who serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of the PedNet Coalition, to talk pedestrian safety, projects and obstacles, and making a difference in Missouri.