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posted Mar 30, 2018

California State Parks Accessibility Guidelines

by California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division

The guidelines are, in essence, a summary of the Federal and State accessibility regulations set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Title 24 building codes.


posted Mar 30, 2018

Park and Trail Accessibility Design Guidelines

by MIG, Inc.

An important goal of this plan is to provide integrated recreational experiences for all visitors—with and without disabilities—employing the principles of universal design that are incorporated into these accessibility design guidelines.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Bicyclists Bring Business

by Parks and Trails New York

A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities


posted Mar 13, 2018

Public Choices and Property Values: Evidence from Greenways in Indianapolis

What determines the price of real estate? Location. Location. Location.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Space

This casebook presents data and examples that can help leaders and concerned citizens make the economic case for parks and open space conservation.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Trails and Greenways for Livable Communities

To counteract the effects of sprawling development, many communities use trails and greenways to curb ill-planned growth and preserve ecologically important areas. The result is a higher quality of life, a healthier environment, and more livable communities.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Economic Value of Walkability

This paper describes ways to evaluate the value of walking (the activity) and walkability (the quality of walking conditions, including safety, comfort and convenience).


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health: An Annotated Bibliography

This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development

Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. Parks are also a source of positive economic benefits. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Trails and Golf Courses: Best Practices on Design and Management

by Alta Planning + Design

Golf courses, with their large expanses of undeveloped land, can appear to be a tempting place to locate a trail or bikeway in a community seeking to overcome gaps in their trail system.


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Cities Use Parks for Community Revitalization

Parks serve many different uses, may be specialized in their function, or can simply provide visual appeal for residents. Parks define the shape and feel of a city and its neighborhoods.


posted Mar 13, 2018

A Primer on Trail-Related Liability Issues & Risk Management Techniques

This report concludes that trail-related liability is primarily a management issue. Laws are in place to protect all parties from unwarranted lawsuits and the rest is up to proper design, maintenance and management.