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published Jul 30, 2006

Shared-Use Path Level of Service Calculator and Users Guide

by Federal Highway Administration

The purpose of this guide is to introduce practitioners and others to: 1) the findings of our study on the quality of service on trails; 2) a new analytical tool called the Shared-Use Path Level of Service (LOS) Calculator, and 3) potential implications for trail design.


published Jul 1, 2006

Six Myths of Community Trails: The Case of Bonneville Shoreline Trail

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The goal of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is to link communities along the ancient Lake Bonneville shoreline terrace of Utah's Wasatch Front.


published Jun 1, 2006

Planning and Managing Environmentally Friendly Mountain Bike Trails

This guidebook can be used to assist in successfully planning, designing, and constructing mountain bike trail systems, while keeping in mind that user issues must be addressed at every stage of development.


published Jun 1, 2006

Hoosick Falls Greenway Feasibility Study

The objective of this study was to determine the type of pathway that would best satisfy the needs of the Village of Hoosick community.


published Jan 1, 2006

Adventure Tourism Park and OHV Trail System Plan

A plan for a series of unique trail systems developed in Knott County, Kentucky. The System includes trails and horseback riding, ATV’s, elk/wildlife viewing, hiking, walking and mountain biking always keeping in mind the three major priorities: safety, protecting the environment, and developing a multiple use trail system in which the trails do not conflict.


published Jan 1, 2006

Nashville Riverfront Redevelopment Master Plan - Public Meeting Report

The Nashville Riverfront Redevelopment Master Plan relied on citizen input gathered at three public meetings in December 2005 as the basis for a master plan to be created by a professional design team.


published Jan 1, 2006

Guidelines for Analysis of Investments in Bicycle Facilities

This report presents methodologies and tools to estimate the cost of various bicycle facilities and for evaluating their potential value and benefits.


published Nov 1, 2005

Studying impacts of visitor use on the Appalachian Trail

Visitor use impacts associated with the Appalachian Trail include use of the footpath itself, overnight use areas (both designated and bootleg), and human waste management.


published Oct 7, 2005

Why Are Good Trails Important?

The Ontario Trails Strategy is a long-term plan that establishes strategic directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario.


published Sep 15, 2005

The San Francisco Bay Trail Project Gap Analysis Study

The Bay Trail Project is a nonprofit organization administered by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) that plans, promotes and advocates for the implementation of a continuous 500-mile bicycling and hiking path around San Francisco Bay. Two of the most commonly asked questions regarding the Bay Trail: “When will it be done?” and “How much will it cost?”


published Sep 1, 2005

Lanark County Recreational Trails Business Plan

This document describes the process in developing a Trails Business Plan that supports recreational use as well as economic development.


published Sep 1, 2005

Trails in New Developments: A Case Study

by Roger Bell

With the growing frugality of government funding for trails, private developers can be significant partners in developing public trail systems.