Two case studies lay out the opportunities and challenges with completing trails through a lengthy planning, design, and construction process with multiple planning partners and project funders.
|The first presentation focuses on the planning and design process of closing a gap in the Frankford Creek Greenway by working with the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and private developers to complete a 3.5-mile segment in the Circuit Trail network. Information on how the gap was identified, prioritized, planned, and funded will be provided.
The second presentation focuses on the Wolf River Greenway in Memphis, Tennessee, a 37-mile greenway system that was planned, programmed, designed, and began construction over the last five years. This implementation an construction-focused talk will delve into the challenges and opportunities of working with multiple project funders and partners - the Wolf River Conservancy, the City of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The presenter will provide an implementation status update on completed trail sections, trail phases currently under construction, and trail phases still in design and review. The presentation will also discuss lessons learned in the field during construction.
The newly designated Trinity River Paddling Trail is the first National Water Trail in Texas!
Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.
Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.
This 1997 paper estimates the value of a relatively new form of recreation: mountain biking. Its popularity has resulted in many documented conflicts, and its value must be estimated so an informed decision regarding trail allocation can be made. A travel cost model (TCM) is used to estimate the economic benefits, measured by consumer surplus, to the users of mountain bike trails near Moab, Utah.