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.
On average, the majority of survey respondents disapprove of e-bikes being allowed on the trail. This remains true across the board for each of the major user groups; however, mountain bike rider respondents are less likely to disapprove of allowing e-bikes on non-motorized trails and equestrian respondents are more likely to disapprove.
On October 22, 2020 U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced 30 new national recreation trails in 25 states, adding more than 1,275 miles to the National Trails System.
With this document, the Dakota County Greenway Collaborative takes the approach used in roadbuilding and applies it to creating a countywide network of greenways.
Times of crisis challenge social sector leaders in extraordinary ways. The unprecedented circumstances brought forth by COVID-19 and recent acts of police brutality call on each of us to individually reflect, collectively support, and intentionally adapt our work to meet the urgent needs of this moment.