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published May 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc., John M. Pflaum, PE with NV5, Bill Woodcock with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

How Littleton, CO and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District addressed trail crowding, conflicts and excessive speed.


published Feb 2011

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.


published Nov 2011

Okanogan Trail Construction Tackles Difficult Ajax Section of Arizona Trail

Completing the Arizona Trail required careful planning and technical construction of the Ajax Section through a rocky canyon.


published Jan 2004

Best Management Practices for Erosion Control During Trail Maintenance and Construction

Trail construction and maintenance may involve impacts to wetlands and other natural resources: an understanding of these impacts and methods to minimize them.


published Mar 2020

Know What's Underground for Safe Trail Work

Trail building and installing sign posts can lead to accidental damage to buried pipelines and cables. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.


published Aug 2003

Used Steel Well Casings Make Better Culverts

The next time you need some culverts on your trail try used steel casings. You'll like them!


published May 2018

Asphalt mix developed for better durability with snowmobile use

A new asphalt mix was developed and tested to better withstand snowmobile traffic during the winter months, and to provide a more durable surface for summer trail use.


published May 2018

Building Better Asphalt Trails

Design and construction guidelines for asphalt trails.


published May 2018

Four Simple Tasks to Do Prior to Trail Design

Asking the right questions is a vital first step in effective planning of a trail project.


published Dec 2003

What’s Under Foot? Multi-use Trail Surfacing Options

Key criteria in arriving at a recommended trail surface.


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MADDI Group, Inc.

Boucherville, Quebec, Canada

MAADI Group, Inc. is a design/build company specializing exclusively on structural aluminum applications for the civil, marine and architectural industries.


1445 Graham-Bell Street, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada J4B 6A1
Canada and U.S. (866) 668-2587 or (450) 449-0007 • [email protected]

NRB, Inc.

Grimsby, Ontario, Canada

We have been providing customized building solutions in Canada since 1979 so it’s safe to say, we are in it for the long haul. We’ve worked together with forward-thinking owners and architects creating impressive buildin...


115 South Service Road, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada L3M 4G3
Toll Free: (800) 465-7594 or Main: (905) 945-9622 • [email protected]

Wickcraft Boardwalks

Madison, Wisconsin

Wickcraft boardwalk frames use only high quality, HSS structural steel that has been hot-dip galvanized for a 100-year frame guarantee.


2317 Daniels Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53718
Toll Free: (800) 549-7694 | Local: (608) 244-9177 • [email protected]

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