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Strategies and tactics for promoting safety on urban trails.
Speakers: Eric Van Steenburg, Executive Director for the Friends of the Katy Trail; Bud Melton, Vice President, Bowman Melton; Rick Anderssen, Chief of Police Reserves, Dallas Police Department; John Hohol, National Market Manager, Rhino Marking & Protection Systems
This panel discussion will address strategies and tactics for promoting safety on urban trails through public education, volunteerism, and cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. In addition we will explore ways to make trail users safer and managers better informed through use of the latest technologies in trail marking.
The purpose of the Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook, 3rd Edition is an information resource developed to provide a unified reference document on prevalent and best practices as well as adopted standards relative to highway-rail grade crossings.
This document is a best practices manual intended to give guidance and direction on minimizing risk and liability for persons with an interest in operating and maintaining trails. Specifically, it seeks to help trail operators, managers and owners, mitigate risk and reduce liability, that can arise from trail design, trail use and maintenance operations. The techniques discussed here are intended to be applied with prudence and due consideration of the particular circumstances of each trail.
Transportation connects people and places. It provides access to jobs, education, shopping and recreation. More than one-quarter of all trips we make are less than a mile — an easy walking distance — and nearly one-half of all trips are within three miles — an easy biking distance. Yet, we make more than 78 percent of these short trips by car.
Bicycling has exploded around California as people rediscover this enjoyable, healthy, convenient, environmentally friendly and inexpensive way to get around. Many communities are working to create bicycle networks to encourage further increases in bicycling and attract new riders, especially in urban areas. Toward that end, some cities — drawing from successful international models — have experimented with a variety of innovative bicycle facilities not even imagined a decade ago.