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.
These unique trails, partially funded by Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants, promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.
These Trail User Survey examples show how trails across the country are listening to their trail users to gather data for funding, maintenance, events, and more.
The Ford Motor Company will make a donation to American Trails via the Bronco Wild Fund to support on-the-ground trail projects across America.
Designing trail bridges based on trail-specific Trail Management Objectives (TMOs) is essential for providing the desired trail experience, for ensuring user safety, and for maximizing bridge longevity.