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published Jun 2018

Santa Cruz Rail Trail Arts Master Plan

The Santa Cruz Rail Trail Arts Master Plan is a comprehensive document that illustrates the vision for public art along the future 3.7 mile rail with trail corridor that runs through the City of Santa Cruz, next to the existing railroad line.


published Jun 2018

2017 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.


published May 2018

Mountain Bicycling in Wisconsin Surveyed and Analyzed

Survey of mountain biking users from the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) trail system located in northwestern Wisconsin.


published May 2018

Partnerships for Better Trails

The State of Maryland and bicyclists work together to improve trails and for trail training.


published May 2018

"Share the Trail"

by Arizona State Parks and Trails

Understanding Shared-Use Trail Etiquette can make Hiking, Biking, and Riding Trails More Enjoyable for Everyone


published May 2018

Asphalt mix developed for better durability with snowmobile use

A new asphalt mix was developed and tested to better withstand snowmobile traffic during the winter months, and to provide a more durable surface for summer trail use.


published May 2018

FAQ: Do you have any advice for developing a community nature trail?

by American Trails Staff

An ideal nature trail blends the beauty of the landscape with interpretive signage to offer an inspirational and educational resource to a community.


published May 2018

Land Ethics for Equestrian Trail Users

Increasing numbers of equestrians on public lands require more awareness of impacts.


published May 2018

Economic Impact of Parks

by National Recreation and Park Association

An Examination of the Economic Impacts of Operations and Capital Spending by Local Park and Recreation Agencies on the U.S. Economy


published May 2018

Promoting Parks and Recreation’s Role in Economic Development

by National Recreation and Park Association

This study builds on previous NRPA research on the economic importance of local park and recreation agencies by exploring the role that quality park amenities play in 21st century regional economic development.


published May 2018

Best Practices for Trail Management

by Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

Maricopa County (AZ) has put together a comprehensive guide to best practices in trail planning, construction, and maintenance. The 99-page guide includes Planning Objectives for a variety of trail types, motorized as well as nonmotorized. Barrier-free trails are also discussed, along with vegetation management, signs and wayfinding, and many more details of trail development and sustainable maintenance.


published Apr 2018

Connecting Parkersburg to Pittsburgh by Rail-Trail: Bringing a world-class trail network to West Virginia

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

This study focuses on the segment of the P2P corridor that lies within the state of West Virginia, from Parkersburg to the West Virginia–Pennsylvania border, just north of Morgantown. The primary alignment of the P2P corridor utilizes existing rail-trails and unused or abandoned rail corridors, and was largely determined through the collaborative efforts of P2P corridor partners. The size and scope of this project produce inherent complexities that will take many partners—working in coordination over several years—to complete.