How Urban Trail Systems and Complete Streets Provide Connections Within Cities
This session will focus on the big and innovative thinking necessary to retrofit an urban environment for a multi-use trail system.
Speakers: Greta deMayo, Senior Associate, Ecos Environmental Design, Inc; Phillip Pugliese, Bicycle Coordinator, Outdoor Chattanooga
Take a densely built environment, the need for alternative transportation, desires for recreational opportunities, and goals of economic growth and you have the challenge faced today by many cities when looking at introducing trail connections. This session will focus on the big and innovative thinking necessary to retrofit an urban environment for a multi-use trail system and how complete streets policies help communities create road networks that are safe and inviting for everyone.
A glimpse of the early 1900s as the rail trail passes through several abandoned coal mining towns.
A Washington State DOT guide to designing shared-use paths.
The Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail is one of the most well-used trails in America. Formerly called Town Lake Trail.
Learn how trail steward and trail-building programs have worked to make the public better informed and more responsible trail users while protecting the resource.
Starting near Columbia, this 50-mile water trail and greenway ranges from urban adventures to the Coastal Plain with its high bluffs and floodplain habitats.