Setting a Bold Vision & Reaching Beyond the Choir
Building a regional trail network can't be built by just planners and trail advocates. How to engage people!
Presenter: Katie Harris, Washington Area Bicyclist Association; Ana Valenzuela, RTC GIS Analyst; Jim Brown, RTC; Anna Withrow, Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center
A bold, inclusive vision for a regional trail network can't be built by just planners and trail advocates. To build coalitions as diverse of the communities that they represent, the trails community must engage people that have not typically been included in trail development discussions. Learn how Baltimore MD, Washington D.C., and West Virginia are bringing new voices to the table.
Completing Canada's Trans Canada Trail.
Every year hundreds of projects across the country use Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to complete new projects and improve existing infrastructure. These are two recent highlights of how those funds are being used on the ground.
In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.
O. L. “Leff” Moore was the “father” of the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area, the most innovative motorized trail system in the eastern United States. Leff was the recipient of the 2008 Hulet Hornbeck Award at the 19th International Trails Symposium.