Learn how trail leaders are generating support through techniques like outings and events, hikes with landowners, improved mapping and compelling visual images and engage in a sharing of lessons learned.
by Bill Long, Board Chair Emeritus, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Frank Maguire, Program Director of Trails and Recreation, Pennsylvania Environmental Council (Harrisburg Office), Diane Kripas, Division Chief
|Both Pennsylvania and its regional networks and California’s Bay Area Ridge Trail are striving to build long distance trails that connect parks and open spaces for the benefit of residents and visitors. Pennsylvania has over 250 gaps challenging its progress and the Ridge Trail has 156 gaps impacting its ability to complete a planned 550-mile system. Easy trail sections were completed years ago. Progress is slowing in both states and requiring more dynamic and creative approaches to closing stubborn gaps that are often expensive, may lack public support and can require creative engineering solutions.|
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.