Presenters outline the techniques used and lessons learned from trail counts in New York and Connecticut.
by Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator, University of Connecticut, Dylan Carey, Project Coordinator, Parks and Trails New York, Jennifer Ceponis, Senior Transportation Planner, Capital District Transportation Committee, Emily Dozier, Senior Planner, Dutchess County Transportation Council, Kristina Kelly, Statewide Coordinator, Connecticut Trail Census, James Stevens, Senior Associate, ConsultEcon, Inc.
Presenters outline the techniques used and lessons learned from trail counts in New York and Connecticut, including discussion of evolving technology available for automated trail counts, utilizing volunteers, and scaling county protocols from local to regional to statewide. The session will also discuss using trail count data to inform planning decisions and to make estimates of trail-related economic impact.
Public Lands and local parks play a vital role in the physical, social and economic well-being of our communities. The Outdoors for All Act will help underserved communities access parks and public lands, protect areas sacred to Indigenous peoples, ensure clean and safe drinking water, and promote the outdoor recreation economy.
Westchester County New York and Friends of Westchester County Parks, in collaboration with Westchester County Parks, announce collaboration with Smart Outdoor to enhance 34.6-mile running trail.
American Trails will now be hosting the International Trails Symposium in February of 2022. By moving to this later date we are able to maintain an in-person symposium for those who can travel to Reno.
This survey aims to quantify the capacity of the trails community to build, maintain, and develop trails now, and to provide input to GAOA and LWCF funding.