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published May 2021

Art Ports Allow More Options for Public Art

by American Trails Staff

This new products proposes infrastructural necessities of public art be decoupled from the work, and instead be a part of the Active Transportation landscape. This manifests in flexible, reusable, foundational footings designed with temporary and permanent public art opportunities in mind.


Sep 20, 2018

The Devil is in the Details: Common Trail Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The goal of this webinar is to teach planners, landscape architects, engineers, and trail committee volunteers a variety of best practices for trail design. Hard surfaced trails are not as easy to design as they seem.


published Oct 2001

Nebraska Rural Trails: Three Studies of Trail Impact

Documenting the impact of Nebraska’s developing trail system, using surveys to learn more about usage patterns, public safety, property values, and community quality of life along three rural rail-trails.


posted Jul 6, 2022

Africatown Connections Blueway: Healing Begins by Reclaiming Our Heritage and Happiness

by Elizabeth Smith-Incer with National Park Service, Joe Womack with Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.

Preserving and making available the international historical significance of Africatown.


Dec 7, 2017

Build a Sustainable Trail that Lasts 100 Years

This webinar explores the critical components and processes necessary for truly sustainable trail design and construction.


published Dec 2019

Partnership and Collaboration Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Creating and maintaining partnerships; interagency project management; structuring agreements among partners; nurturing cooperation among a variety of recreation and conservation interests; planning trail systems across jurisdictional lines.


published Jun 2013

Prepare to Launch!

by National Park Service

Guidelines for accessing, designing, and building launch sites for carry-in watercraft.


published Apr 2005

Greenways and Crime on Nearby Properties

This study investigates the question of whether the presence of a greenway increases the risk of crime occurring on the properties adjacent to the greenway.


published Mar 2007

Pathways to Trail Building

The intent of this 4th edition of a Tennessee Recreation Trails Manual is to help understand the dynamics of designing and building non-motorized trails.


Apr 26, 2012

Telling a Better Story

This American Trails’ webinar, “Telling a Better Story,” focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.


published Jul 2012

The Adirondack Rail Trail Lake Placid to Old Forge

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The purpose of this study is to present options for the development of a recreational and economic resource for the Adirondack region between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.


published Dec 2010

Analysis of Policies Addressing Trail Accessibility Rule on Power-Driven Mobility Devices

by Stuart Macdonald

Issues addressed by local and state governments on the DOJ rule for use of "Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices" on trails, bike paths, greenways, and pedestrian facilities.