The presentation will focus on the Arizona State Parks OHV Ambassador Program.
Speakers: Chris Gammage, OHV Ambassador Program Coordinator, BLM; Marge Dwyer, OHV Ambassador Program Administrator
The purpose of the presentation is to provide participants with an overview and present results and tools to leverage land management staff resources by using volunteers to assist with motorized recreation issues- a case study in managing volunteers. The presentation will focus on the Arizona State Parks OHV Ambassador Program, a trained group of volunteers who inform the public about where to ride, how to ride safely, what rules and regulations must be followed, and who assists resource agencies to monitor and maintain trails. Participants will receive and review the Ambassador Program Handbook, sample agreements, and examine procedural tools used in planning, organizing, managing, and implementing projects. During a portion of the session, participants will work on next steps in forming a partnership with volunteers to meet mutual goals.
Over the last two years American Trails has worked with Active Strategies to find out how we can best serve the trail community. These are the results.
The emergence of electric bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes, is a rapidly growing component of the bicycle market in the US. As a transportation option, they represent an opportunity to reduce vehicle use and emissions, as well as the physical barriers to cycling. For use on trails, they present similar opportunities to reduce barriers to cycling but, as a new use, present new challenges for trail management.
The study asked e-bike users in the greater Sacramento area about the reasons why they chose to invest in an e-bike, the ways in which they use their e-bikes, positive and negative aspects of using e-bikes, and reactions from friends and family members.
The 2016-2021 Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation builds on 25 years of progress toward increasing walking and biking safety and activity throughout the United States. The 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study: Transportation Choices for Changing America set the stage for advancing safe, accessible, comfortable, and well-used pedestrian and bicycle transportation networks, with a focus on increasing trips and reducing injuries and fatalities.