This document highlights case studies of projects that contribute to safe and connected pedestrian and bicycle networks in States and communities throughout the U.S., while at the same time providing resiliency and green infrastructure benefits that promote resiliency and relieve burdens on stormwater systems.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is committed to documenting and promoting connected pedestrian and bicycle networks in States and communities throughout the United States. Networks are interconnected pedestrian and/or bicycle transportation facilities that allow people of all ages and abilities to safely and conveniently get where they want to go. FHWA is working with its State and local partners and stakeholders to successfully implement gray and green infrastructure projects to manage stormwater, improve water quality, and to create healthier environments through strategies such as increasing pervious material, creating bioswales, and incorporating flow-through planters into projects. At the same time, State and local agencies are working to promote resiliency and relieve burdens on stormwater systems.
This report provides information to encourage agencies interested in making improvements to their pedestrian and bicycle networks that also provide gray and green infrastructure and resiliency benefits. The discussion of stormwater and mobility benefits will help communities better understand the variety of goals and outcomes they can achieve through their projects.
Published March 30, 2018
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.
IMBA Trail Solutions visited the Moose River Plains Wild Forest for one week in October of 2013 to conduct field research, meet with stakeholders, and to begin the process of developing a conceptual design for mountain bike use in the area. All of the designs presented in this report are conceptual in nature and have not been completely field verified. Additional work will need to be done in the field to finalize the designs of reroutes and proposed trails described in this report.
Bike parks are not trails. They are managed similarly to city parks. They require a higher standard of care. They need to be professionally designed and constructed.