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posted Feb 28, 2019

Youth Serving Accessibility – A Wonderful and Powerful Combination

This webinar will discuss how the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ attention has focused in the past few years on creating more inclusive public access through youth programs and collaborations.


posted Feb 27, 2019

TREC One Week Study Abroad Course in the Netherlands

The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) is offering a one-week professional study abroad course this summer in the Netherlands, worth 30 AICP credits. It's aiming to help bring Dutch-style biking infrastructure to cities across America.


published Jan 2019

FAQ: Do the low stream crossings for trails and greenways conform to accessibility guidelines?

by American Trails Staff

Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.


published Apr 2014

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Trailhead Design Guidelines

This document provides guidelines to help managers make decisions in a sustainable manner for major trailheads all along the CDNST. Overall principles given here relate to all trailhead sites. However, they also include more detailed guidelines specific to the highly varied settings along the Continental Divide.


published Jun 2016

San Francisco Bay Trail Design Guidelines and Toolkit

These guidelines offer direction and define goals to facilitate the design and development of a San Francisco Bay Trail system that is safe, connected and continuous; provides a positive user experience that encourages people to use the trail; and maximizes access to and use by the broadest spectrum of people possible.


published Jan 2015

Trail design guidelines from city of Toronto

This guidebook benefits from a very clear presentation and covers many examples of urban trail situations. Specific design features for all types of trails and related facilities are included.


published Feb 2015

New Zealand Cycle Trail Design Guide

The New Zealand Cycle Trail Design Guide draws on a wealth of trail design and construction techniques from New Zealand and around the world. The goal is to streamline the design process for building sustainable trails that meet the expectations of the target audience, and require minimum ongoing maintenance.


posted Oct 25, 2018

Designing Near Wetlands, Streams, Forests, and Other Environmental Resources

This presentation discusses the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources.


published Nov 2017

eMTB Land Manager Handbook

by PeopleForBikes, Bureau of Land Management, Chris Bernhardt with C2 Recreation Consulting

This handbook was developed in partnership with the bicycling industry and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in consultation with professional trail builders. It is intended to be a practical field resource for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of electric mountain bike trails.


posted Oct 10, 2018

2019 Save the Date: Oregon NOHVCC OHV Great Trails Workshop

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is working with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) to hold another OHV Trails Workshop in 2019.


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RZAPS (Ricardo Zurita Architecture and Planning)

New York, New York

Ricardo Zurita Architecture and Planning, P.C. (RZAPS) has produced a wide variety of projects of all scales including master planning and designs for new buildings, renovations and historic preservation.


15 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016
(212) 685-2910 • [email protected]

Corbin Design

Traverse City, Michigan

We provide wayfinding analysis, master planning, signage standards design, sign planning and implementation services for health systems, medical centers, cities & towns, trail systems, universities and colleges.


415 S Union, 2nd Floor, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
(800) 968-1236 • [email protected]

Happy Trails, Inc.

Fairbanks, Alaska

Since 2006 Happy Trails has built mountain bike, hiking, ATV, cross-country ski, and multi-purpose trails all over Alaska. We have a full line-up of trail building machines and can bring machine-built quality and value ...


1600 College Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
(907) 322-5834 • [email protected]

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