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Sep 21, 2017

Connecting Communities

This webinar explored how to integrate transportation and recreation infrastructure. This webinar was also a concurrent session at the 2017 International Trails Symposium.


posted Jun 4, 2019

Connecting Communities: Transportation and Recreation Networks

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration

This presentation will provide a broad overview of Federal Highway Administration goals, programs, resources, and funding.


published Apr 2018

Connecting Parkersburg to Pittsburgh by Rail-Trail: Bringing a world-class trail network to West Virginia

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

This study focuses on the segment of the P2P corridor that lies within the state of West Virginia, from Parkersburg to the West Virginia–Pennsylvania border, just north of Morgantown. The primary alignment of the P2P corridor utilizes existing rail-trails and unused or abandoned rail corridors, and was largely determined through the collaborative efforts of P2P corridor partners. The size and scope of this project produce inherent complexities that will take many partners—working in coordination over several years—to complete.


published Sep 2015

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Interpretive Plan

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) Interpretive Plan guides the development and implementation of information, orientation and interpretation for the CDNST. Specifically, this plan includes interpretive goals, objectives, themes, exhibit recommendations, and design guidelines for interpretive efforts associated with the trail.


published Apr 2014

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Trailhead Design Guidelines

This document provides guidelines to help managers make decisions in a sustainable manner for major trailheads all along the CDNST. Overall principles given here relate to all trailhead sites. However, they also include more detailed guidelines specific to the highly varied settings along the Continental Divide.


May 27, 2021

Creating a SMART Sustainable Safety Sign Initiative Program

This webinar will discuss a strategic partnership that delivers a full solution of design, operations, installation, technology, and sponsorship sales that generate significant revenue for municipalities while enhancing their trail systems.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating the Next Generation of Trail Planning Tools

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Tracy Hadden Loh with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Tools to help communities make the real case for increased investment in trails, biking, and walking infrastructure.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating the Trails That Users Want So You Don't Get the Trails You Don't Want

Case studies of what works, best practices and techniques of building the correct type of trails, and information regarding the creation and maintenance of sustainable trail systems.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating Trails Databases Using GIS Technologies

by Robert Spurlock with Metro Regional Government, Max Woodbury with Metro Regional Government, Jenny Konwinski, Reid Ammann

The task of developing GIS databases.


Feb 23, 2017

Creative Reassembling of Former Railroad Corridors

Has the idea of a trail built upon a former railroad or former trolley corridor been proposed in your town but never got built because of a gap? Or perhaps the gap prevents a longer, more useful trail? This webinar serves as a good starting point for such a project.


published Jun 2017

Cross Camden County Trail Feasibility Plan

by NV5, Inc.

Camden County is undertaking the ambitious goal of constructing a bicycle and pedestrian trail across the length of the county, beginning at the Delaware River waterfront and extending to the southeastern county line, a distance of approximately 33 miles.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Data Leads to Everyone

This session will also explain the practical use of GIS technology for numerous applications.