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published Jan 1, 2011

Universal Accessibility of "Accessible" Fitness and Recreational Facilities for Persons With Mobility Disabilities

by Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos with McMaster University, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis with McMaster University

This study descriptively measured the universal accessibility of “accessible” fitness and recreational facilities for Ontarians living with mobility disabilities.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails

posted Feb 3, 2020

WSDOT Shared-Use Path Design Manual

by Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

A Washington State DOT guide to designing shared-use paths.

categories: Design and Building, Multi-use Trails

posted Feb 3, 2020

What is the Typical Width of a Shared-Use Trail?

by American Trails Staff

The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices, Trail Design, FAQs

posted Jan 14, 2020

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.

categories: Design and Building, Signs & Interpretation, Multi-use Trails

posted Dec 18, 2019

BioSpan Creates Environmental Green Non-Toxic Chemical Products for Paving and More

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

An interview with Dr. Sheldon Chesky, President & CEO of BioSpan

categories: Design and Building, Surfacing

posted Dec 11, 2019

Mile Markers and Distance Signs Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Mileage can be marked off on signs, posts, stones, or stencils on the pavement.

categories: Design and Building, Signs & Interpretation

posted Dec 9, 2019

National Recreation Trail (NRT) Signs are Making a Splash

Over the last few months we have distributed hundreds of NRT signs to trails all over America.

categories: Design and Building, Signs & Interpretation

posted Dec 5, 2019

National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

by Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management

Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails, Best Practices, Bridges and Boardwalks, Signs & Interpretation, Multi-use Trails, Surfacing, Trail Amenities / Structures, Trail Construction, Trail Design, Tools & Tool Use, FAQs

posted Dec 5, 2019

Trail Design Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: layout of trails; design for different trail activities; types of trails.

categories: Design and Building

posted Dec 5, 2019

Trail Construction Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: construction of trails; construction of various trail elements; construction of trailheads and related facilities.

categories: Design and Building

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Fisher Associates

Rochester, New York

Providing comprehensive, professional solutions since 1984, Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C. delivers Planning, Environmental, Engineering, Surveying, and Construction Representation services for clients in th...


Firm Headquarters: 180 Charlotte Street, Rochester, New York 14607
(585) 334-1310 • [email protected]

Rockart Signs & Markers

Mesa, Arizona

Rockart, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of signs and markers for recreation, highway and utility needs.


3006 N. Maple, Mesa, Arizona 85215
(480) 854-3400

ConsultEcon, Inc.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

ConsultEcon provides economic, feasibility, management and planning services to non-profit organizations, public agencies and private businesses.


545 Concord Avenue, Suite 210, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(617) 547-0100 • [email protected]

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