Why it Doesn't Take a Wizard to Harness the Power of Advanced Data Collection and Analysis to Build the Trail Network of Your Dreams!
Tools for helping to identify opportunity, map a course of action, and quantify the benefits of walking, biking and trail development.
Presenters: Eric Oberg, Midwest Regional Office, Rails-to- Trails Conservancy; Liz Thorstensen, Vice President of Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy; Greg Lindsey, Professor, University of Minnesota; Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director, Wisconsin Bike Federation;
Looking to connect your trails to your neighbor’s trail system? Struggling to make the case and demonstrate how walking, biking, and trail use will truly benefit your community? Wondering just how those large trail networks across the country got their start? This session will explore data collection and metrics from a regional trail perspective. Experts representing three regional trail projects will show how these tools helped identify opportunity, mapped a course of action, quantified benefits of walking, biking, and trail development, and made the case.
Over the last two years American Trails has worked with Active Strategies to find out how we can best serve the trail community. These are the results.
The emergence of electric bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes, is a rapidly growing component of the bicycle market in the US. As a transportation option, they represent an opportunity to reduce vehicle use and emissions, as well as the physical barriers to cycling. For use on trails, they present similar opportunities to reduce barriers to cycling but, as a new use, present new challenges for trail management.
The study asked e-bike users in the greater Sacramento area about the reasons why they chose to invest in an e-bike, the ways in which they use their e-bikes, positive and negative aspects of using e-bikes, and reactions from friends and family members.
The 2016-2021 Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation builds on 25 years of progress toward increasing walking and biking safety and activity throughout the United States. The 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study: Transportation Choices for Changing America set the stage for advancing safe, accessible, comfortable, and well-used pedestrian and bicycle transportation networks, with a focus on increasing trips and reducing injuries and fatalities.