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posted Feb 5, 2020

Ashuwilticook Rail Trail Abutter Survey

This survey will not only aid Trail managers and local officials in managing the existing trail and its users, but aid future planners in locating and designing trails that maximize benefits while reducing impacts.


posted Feb 5, 2020

Visitor Expectations and Perceptions of Program and Physical Accessibility in the National Park Service

The purpose of the study was to identify the perceptions of people with disabilities relative to program and physical accessibility in the National Park Service.


posted Feb 5, 2020

2013 Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), are issuing a final rule that amends the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines by adding scoping and technical requirements for camping facilities, picnic facilities, viewing areas, trails, and beach access routes constructed or altered by or on behalf of federal agencies. The final rule ensures that these facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.


posted Feb 5, 2020

Improving the Process: How Statewide Organizations Are Winning Federal Dollars for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.


posted Feb 5, 2020

Beach Access: Assist Devices and Surfaces

A Research Report of the National Center of Accessibility Original Study Conducted at Bradford Woods (1993)


posted Feb 5, 2020

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

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


posted Feb 4, 2020

Appalachian Trail Conservation Guidebook

by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail


posted Feb 3, 2020

WSDOT Shared-Use Path Design Manual

by Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

A Washington State DOT guide to designing shared-use paths.


posted Feb 3, 2020

FAQ: What is the Typical Width of a Shared-Use Trail?

by American Trails Staff

The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”


posted Jan 31, 2020

RTP Highlight: Magone Lake Mountain Bike Trail System

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon is working to create a new bike trail system with the help of Recreational Trail Program (RTP) funds.


posted Jan 30, 2020

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.


posted Jan 29, 2020

Examining the Impacts of an Urban Greenway on Crime in Chicago

Using multiple analytical approaches, our study showed that creation of Chicago’s 606 was associated with decreases in violent, property, and disorderly crimes between 2011 and 2015