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published 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.


published 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


published Mar 2, 2015

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails


published Jun 1, 2007

A Tale of a Trail: Boardwalks for Woodinville

Developing a trails plan for Rotary Community Park/Little Bear Creek that includes boardwalks through environmentally sensitive area.


published Mar 9, 2009

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.


published Oct 7, 2011

FAQ: Effect of Boardwalks on Vegetation and Wildlife

by American Trails Staff

Reducing impacts to vegetation and wildlife under boardwalks


published Dec 31, 2015

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.



published May 13, 2011

FAQ: Constructing an air station inflator on bike trails

by American Trails Staff

Bicycle repair stations can now be purchased from several vendors.


published Feb 21, 2012

FAQ: Constructing a 10' bike trail without having to relocate power poles

by American Trails Staff

What can you do when a proposed bike trail encounters obstacles such as power poles.


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Environmental Design Group

Akron, Ohio

Environmental Design Group provides professional planning, environmental design and engineering services to shape, define, utilize, conserve and restore land and water resources.


Headquarters: 450 Grant Street, Akron, Ohio 44311
(330) 375-1390 • [email protected]

Buckeye Trail Association

Shawnee, Ohio

The purpose of the Association is to promote the construction, maintenance, and use of a state-wide trail system, within the State of Ohio, to be supplemented with side trails, campsites, and other facilities, so as to r...


PO Box 5 | 127 Main Street, Shawnee, Ohio 43782
(740) 394-2008 • [email protected]

To Design LLC

New Britain, Connecticut

Landscape Architects creating meaningful outdoor spaces to live, work, learn and play.


114 W Main St #202, New Britain, Connecticut 06051
(860) 612-1700

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