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posted Jul 23, 2020

Stabilized Engineered Wood Fiber for Accessible Trails

by USDA Forest Service

Trails made with wood chips are difficult for those who use mobility aids because the surface is soft, uneven, and shifting.


posted Jul 23, 2020

Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery

by Federal Highway Administration

This Workbook describes thirteen (13) key strategies that have been used effectively to accelerate multimodal projects and provides examples and case studies for each.


posted Jul 23, 2020

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Road Safety Assessments Summary Report

by Federal Highway Administration

Conducting a simple assessment can be an effective first step in beginning a conversation about how to improve walking and bicycling networks.


posted Jul 23, 2020

Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning

by Federal Highway Administration

The purpose of this paper, intended for transportation practitioners and decision-makers, is to define transportation equity-related terms in the context of planning for bicycle and pedestrian facilities and programs; synthesize and highlight recent research findings related to the travel needs of traditionally underserved populations and the role of pedestrian and bicycle planning in addressing equity concerns; and to share strategies, practices and resources to address bicycle and pedestrian planning inequities.


posted Jul 23, 2020

Incorporating Qualitative Data in the Planning Process

by Federal Highway Administration

This report highlights emerging tools, techniques, and resources for gathering qualitative public and stakeholder input to inform the planning process, improve project outcomes, and contribute to streamlining project delivery.


posted Jul 22, 2020

Trail Fundamentals and Trail Management Objectives

by Federal Highway Administration, USDA Forest Service

This publication provides comprehensive guidance and instructions for applying Trail Fundamentals and Trail Management Objectives. This 2016 published version includes the original 2008 content, along with updated photos and formatting.


posted Jul 22, 2020

TRACS Trail Assessment & Condition Surveys User Guide 2011

by USDA Forest Service

TRACS is an organized approach for collecting and updating field data on trail conditions and the work needed to meet standard.


posted Jul 22, 2020

Models for Equine-Based Use of State Fish & Wildlife Lands

by Equine Land Conservation Resource

In June of 2009 the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource examined three models—New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New Mexico—for equine-based use and enjoyment of state game lands (commonly known as Wildlife Management Areas or WMAs) and formulated general recommendations for horsemen in other states seeking access to the same.


posted Jul 22, 2020

USFS Standard Trail Plans and Specifications

by USDA Forest Service

The Standard Trail Plans and Specifications reflect current Forest Service trail management efforts and the agency’s Trails Data Dictionary for constructed features and tasks.


posted Jul 22, 2020

Evaluation of Safety, Design, and Operation of Shared-Use Paths (Final Report)

by Federal Highway Administration

Shared paths are paved, off-road facilities designed for travel by a variety of nonmotorized users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, skaters, joggers, and others. Shared-path planners and designers face a serious challenge in determining how wide paths should be and whether the various modes of travel should be separated from each other.


posted Jul 22, 2020

Getting Organized – Creating Equestrian Trail Organizations

by Equine Land Conservation Resource

The future ability of people to enjoy and keep horses in open spaces will hinge largely on the efforts of today's equestrian users. What is the alternative? Loss of trails for equestrians. Now is the time to get organized!


posted Jul 22, 2020

Shared-Use Path Level of Service Calculator and Users Guide

by Federal Highway Administration

The purpose of this guide is to introduce practitioners and others to: 1) the findings of our study on the quality of service on trails; 2) a new analytical tool called the Shared-Use Path Level of Service (LOS) Calculator, and 3) potential implications for trail design.