How Do We Get Over There?
Key presentation elements will include a list of factors that trail planners and designers should consider.
Speakers: Rory Renfro is a Senior Planner at Alta Planning + Design; Scott Belonger, P.E., Project Manager, Loris and Associates; Peter Loris, P.E. is president of Loris and Associates
Trail crossings can represent a major trail development challenge, and the attention given to the planning and design of these critical areas can dramatically impact project cost, safety and the trail user experience. Key presentation elements will include a list of factors that trail planners and designers should consider, such as trail-user types and their associated needs, the type of barrier being crossed (roadways, railroads, waterways), whether an at-grade or grade-separated crossing offers the best solution, and design challenges to expect with these often costly projects. The presentation will provide invaluable information for planning and budgeting your next trail crossing.
The Fort River Birding and Nature Trail is a universally accessible trail. It was presented with the 2014 Paul Winske Access Award by the Stavros Center for Independent Living.
For trails to be considered “sustainable” they must meet these recreational needs while providing adequate protection to the environment while minimizing trail maintenance.
This webinar describes the three most common forms of trail impact, identifies the most influential factors to develop and maintain sustainable trail networks, and discusses methods for rating trail sustainability.
The purpose of the Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook, 3rd Edition is an information resource developed to provide a unified reference document on prevalent and best practices as well as adopted standards relative to highway-rail grade crossings.