published Jan 2005
The purpose of this document is to provide desirable and minimum trail design standards to municipalities applying for county open space funds to develop trail connections. The municipality’s open space plan must indicate connections to existing or proposed county trails, and county parks and historic sites to be eligible for county trail funding.
published Jun 2004
The 44-page guide covers the key topics: Getting organized, Going public, Trail planning, Integrating natural values and recreational use, and Landowner issues and concerns. This is a joint publication of Parks & Trails New York and Hudson River Valley Greenway to encourage successful trail projects at the local level.
published Jun 2003
by Gary Holisko
Trails are often built in utility corridors of all kinds, from underground pipelines to electric power lines overhead. Over the years some articles have raised concerns, apparently unfounded, about electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from power lines. But other factors are more important when managing utility line trails.
published May 2003
This planning effort directs the development of goals and action plans to meet the future needs in advance of their demand.
published Jan 2002
by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc.
A presentation on the emergence and growth of the greenway and open space system in Denver, Co.
published Nov 2001
The purpose of the study was to identify the perceptions of people with disabilities relative to program and physical accessibility in the National Park Service.
published Jun 2001
This plan is designed to provide a coordinated and strategic approach to creating connections through the establishment of greenways.
published Jan 2000
A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).
published Jan 1999
A shared-use path serves as part of a transportation circulation system and supports multiple recreation opportunities, such as walking, bicycling, and inline skating. A shared-use path typically has a surface that is asphalt, concrete, or firmly packed crushed aggregate.