Making trails attractive to hikers.
Presenter: Lis Nielsen, President, European Ramblers Association
How to do you ensure a trail will be attractive to hikers? What are the important elements in making a trail outstanding? The European Ramblers Association, representing more than 3 million walkers in 35 different European countries, has developed a set of criteria to easily test if a trail will be attractive or not. Based on more than 100 years of experience we have identified the most important elements from the hikers’ point of view and worked on making existing trails outstanding.
The City of Louisville has undertaken an ambitious trail development program for their 100-mile Louisville Loop.
Cowboy Trail, Nebraska's first office State Recreational Trail.
This five-mile water trail within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ West Thompson Lake project is an excellent 3-hour outing for paddlers who are comfortable with moving water and enjoy seeing varied landscapes of forests and fields along with extensive wildlife habitat.
This presentation is designed to illustrate how diverse partnerships benefit trail and greenway development and bring new connections and opportunities to diverse partners and organizations whose missions, while different, compliment one another.