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.
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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