A Vision for the Future
The State of Oregon's statewide trail plan.
Presenters: Terry Bergerson, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department; Kreg Lindberg, Associate Professor, Oregon State University – Cascades Campus
The state of Oregon is currently developing a statewide trails plan entitled “Oregon Trails 2015: A Vision for the Future.” A statewide trail-user survey examined trail recreation patterns of Oregon residents in four categories: non-motorized trail, non-motorized boating, motorized (OHV), and snowmobile. Topics include participation rates, user preferences, trail information sources, expenditures, and priorities for future trail development and management.
On average, the majority of survey respondents disapprove of e-bikes being allowed on the trail. This remains true across the board for each of the major user groups; however, mountain bike rider respondents are less likely to disapprove of allowing e-bikes on non-motorized trails and equestrian respondents are more likely to disapprove.
On October 22, 2020 U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced 30 new national recreation trails in 25 states, adding more than 1,275 miles to the National Trails System.
With this document, the Dakota County Greenway Collaborative takes the approach used in roadbuilding and applies it to creating a countywide network of greenways.
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