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Nov 17, 2016

Trails and Greenways: What’s Next?

This webinar covers the latest trends in the planning, promotion, and conservation of trail and greenway corridors.


published Nov 2019

Trails Crossing on Active Railroad Lines

by Stuart Macdonald

One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.


published Sep 1966

Trails for America

by National Park Service

A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trails in the Urban Landscape

How are trails being developed and programmed in our urban core?


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trails Inventory with GPS

Explore multiple uses for GIS data beyond simple mapmaking and inventory.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trash to Treasure

Glenwillow, Ohio has developed a multi-layered trail and park system along floodplains, regionally significant utilities, industrial history, and new development.


published Mar 2022

Universal Access Trails and Shared Use Paths

by Larry Knutson with Penn Trails LLC

How can trail groups, local governments, and land trusts responsibly plan, develop, and operate trails that are accessible by all people, including those with limited mobility? What are best management practices? What is legally required? When is universal accessibility not appropriate?


published Jan 2011

Universal Accessibility of "Accessible" Fitness and Recreational Facilities for Persons With Mobility Disabilities

by Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos with McMaster University, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis with McMaster University

This study descriptively measured the universal accessibility of “accessible” fitness and recreational facilities for Ontarians living with mobility disabilities.


Jun 3, 2021

Using Interactive Maps to Engage Trail Users

Sponsored by Elebase. Learn how digital interactive mapping can help improve engagement with trail users and stakeholders.


May 20, 2021

Using Signage to Turn Your Trail into a Destination

Learn how to leverage a new or existing trail(s) to increase its exposure and increase visitation.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Vernacu-What? Culture, Heritage and the Natural Environment as Building Blocks for Trail Design

Drawing from dry-laid rock fences, a significant equine heritage, and one of the oldest urban growth boundaries in the nation, Legacy Trail spans the gamut of landscapes.


published Oct 2009

Virginia’s Long-Distance Trail Network: Connecting Our Commonwealth

The purpose of this plan is to assess progress to-date and develop a strategy to connect local and regional systems into a statewide trail network reaching to all areas of the Commonwealth.