published Nov 2020
by Philip Kresge with National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
If a hard surface recreational trail is in your future, you owe it to yourself to look at the benefits of cost, construction and long term reduced maintenance that can only come with a trail paved with concrete. (This article is sponsored content.)
published Sep 2020
Permeable Pavers provide stable, low-impact pathway through Rookery Bay Research Reserve.
published Dec 2019
by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
An interview with Dr. Sheldon Chesky, President & CEO of BioSpan
published Aug 2019
by Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service
A crusher fine trail combines the rustic feeling of a natural surface trail with a surface type that's durable (but not concrete or asphalt). The natural gravel-like surface feels more like a trail than a hard surfaced path and fits in well with primitive settings.
published Mar 2019
Finely crushed rock (crusher fines) is a useful alternative to paving trails that accommodates most trail activities.
published May 2018
A new asphalt mix was developed and tested to better withstand snowmobile traffic during the winter months, and to provide a more durable surface for summer trail use.
published Oct 2017
by Peter Jensen with Peter S. Jensen & Associates
A sustainable trails that complies with the trail accessibility guidelines without changing the setting or outdoor experience.
published Jan 2016
The emergence of electric bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes, is a rapidly growing component of the bicycle market in the US. As a transportation option, they represent an opportunity to reduce vehicle use and emissions, as well as the physical barriers to cycling. For use on trails, they present similar opportunities to reduce barriers to cycling but, as a new use, present new challenges for trail management.
published Jun 2012
The main objectives of this report were to provide the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with guidelines for the structural design of bicycle trail pavement and recommendations for bicycle trail pavement maintenance.
published Nov 2011
A Wisconsin community sees benefits in a different mix of asphalt.
published Jul 2009
The growth in recreational trails owned by the State, Cities, Counties, and Park systems over the last 20 plus years has exploded. Most if not all efforts related to recreational trails over these years has been focused on construction of new trails. There have been little organized efforts in trail preservation and or preventive maintenance (PM) methods to extend the usable life of the trails. The agencies that have a PM programs for their recreational trails rely on treatments that started out as highway or street treatments that may have been modified for use on the trails.