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published Nov 2005

Green Threads in the Urban Fabric

by Stuart Macdonald

A comprehensive look at the elements of greenways and their benefits to communities.


published Nov 2005

Maintenance Checklist for Greenways and Urban Trails

by Jed Wagner with Denver Parks and Recreation Department

Denver has 130 miles of paved trails, open 24 hours a day and maintained for year-round use. Snow removal begins at 5 a.m. after winter storms.


published Oct 2005

Trail Maintenance 101

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

An overview trail maintenance used by the New York/NewJersey Trail Conference.


published Oct 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 2005

Home Sales Near Two Massachusetts Rail Trails

by Craig Della Penna

The results show that houses near the trail sell for a higher proportion of the asking price and in about half the time that it took for houses in the general inventory.


published Sep 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 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 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.


published Jul 2005

Trails and Golf Courses: Best Practices on Design and Management

by Alta Planning + Design

Golf courses, with their large expanses of undeveloped land, can appear to be a tempting place to locate a trail or bikeway in a community seeking to overcome gaps in their trail system.


published Jul 2005

Rail-Trail Maintenance & Operation

by Tim Poole with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Northeast Regional Office)

In about two decades, rail-trails have risen from obscurity to become highly valued amenities for many American communities. Rail-trails preserve natural and cultural resources and provide both residents and tourists with attractive places to recreate and safe routes to their destinations.


published Jun 2005

Beyond the Pavement: How to Take on Cross-Country Mountain Biking

A Digitital Commons Honors Thesis on mountain biking. The document is designed for those beginners who are having a tough time adapting to the new challenges of off-road riding and for recreational riders who wish to gain an edge or enhance their skill level.


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.