posted Dec 18, 2018
Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.
published Apr 1, 2014
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 1, 2016
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 1, 2015
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 1, 2015
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
This presentation discusses the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources.
posted Oct 10, 2018
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is working with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) to hold another OHV Trails Workshop in 2019.
published Sep 1, 2007
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.
published Sep 1, 2007
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.
posted Sep 8, 2018
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.