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published Sep 1, 2007

Road and Trail Intersection Safety

by Parks and Trails New York

The time has come to learn more about the needs and behaviors of motorists and trail users and ensure that design guidelines and laws and policies governing road and trail intersections fully provide for the safety of this increasingly prevalent type of traffic junction. The purpose of this study is to examine the current state of practice of the design and management of intersections between trails and roadways, gather feedback on road and trail intersection crashes and complaints, raise public awareness of the issue of road and trail intersection safety, and offer policy and design recommendations that will improve the safety of road and trail intersections.

categories: Design and Building

posted Oct 8, 2018

Trail Intersection Design Guidelines

by Florida Department of Transportation

The growth in trails reflects many people’s enjoyment of physical separation from motorized traffic. Segregation allows trail users to avoid the pollution, noise, and intimidation they perceive from motor vehicles, and the potential for an injury producing crash.

categories: Design and Building, Trail Design

posted Sep 8, 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - C. Tools for a broader view

by American Trails Staff

Looking at resources from a regional or landscape-wide perspective helps identify where trails should go and which areas should be conserved for wildlife.

categories: Design and Building, Tools & Tool Use
tags: wildlife and habitat

posted Aug 29, 2018

Federal Highway Administration Training Programs

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the US Department of Transportation, provides expertise, resources, and information to improve the nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. The Federal-Aid Highway Program provides financial assistance to the States to construct and improve the National Highway System, other roads, bridges, and trails.

categories: Design and Building
tags: training, recreational trails program (rtp)

posted Aug 28, 2018

College trails program funded by Duke Energy

categories: Design and Building
tags: education, training

posted Aug 28, 2018

Featured providers of training and resources

categories: Design and Building

posted Aug 27, 2018

Wyoming invests in trails at Glendo State Park

by Paul Gritten with Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources

Working together for a sustainable system of trails.

categories: Design and Building, Multi-use Trails
tags: volunteers, recreational trails program (rtp)

posted Aug 17, 2018

Low water stream crossings for trails and greenways

by Stuart Macdonald

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

categories: Design and Building, Bridges and Boardwalks
tags: photo gallery, water trails, floodway

posted Aug 13, 2018

Constructing bicycle trails in conjunction with Interstate Highway construction projects

by American Trails Staff

Examples of bike trails and bike paths that have been built by state departments of transportation

categories: Design and Building
tags: bicycle, urban trails, funding

posted Aug 2, 2018

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails

categories: Design and Building, Signs & Interpretation, FAQs
tags: faq, signs, cairns, trailheads, hiking, long-distance trails

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