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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 Sep 2007

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.



posted Jun 12, 2018

The Devil is in the Details: Common Trail Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The goal of this webinar is to teach planners, landscape architects, engineers, and trail committee volunteers a variety of best practices for trail design. Hard surfaced trails are not as easy to design as they seem.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Design a Trail Worth Traveling To

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

Learn how to plan an initial trail layout.


posted Jan 26, 2018

Towards a Mountain Trail Sustainability Ethic ~ Part 3 of 3

The goal of a trail sustainability ethic is the protection of natural and cultural resources, inspired by federal land management agency trail management traditions, and implemented with consideration to a wilderness ethic of minimum alteration of the natural system.


posted Jan 26, 2018

Fundamentals of Mountain Trail Sustainability ~ Part 2 of 3

Rocky Mountain National Park – Applying Fundamentals of Mountain Trail Sustainability to Repair / Rehab & Storm Recovery Projects (Sustainable Mountain Trails – Trail Project Cycle Innovations & Experiences from Estes Park, Colorado)


Results from the Business Directory


TrailArts

Montrose, Colorado

TrailArts provides unparalleled planning, design, and construction services for all types of natural surface trail projects.


PO Box 1464, Montrose, Colorado 81402
(719) 460-7759 • [email protected]

Gumption Trail Works

Rifle, Colorado

Gumption Trail Works provides a variety of services from design to construction, with an eye for flow, and a taste for quality.


491 Harmony Dr., Rifle, Colorado 81650
(970) 355-4280 • [email protected]

RecConnect LLC

Bend, Oregon

Specializing in off-highway vehicle trails and management, RecConnect provides professional consulting.


20923 SE King Hezekiah Way, Bend, Oregon 97702
(541) 382-8319 • [email protected]

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