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The Latest Facts and Trends
Safety records from trails across the country
Speakers: Patricia Tomes, Program Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy; Eric Oberg, Manager of Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has been conducting research over the past two years examining the safety issues of Rails-with-Trails (RWT). Based on the findings from a forthcoming RTC report, this session will provide a fresh statistical look at RWT and safety records from trails across the country.
Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook
The purpose of the Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook, 3rd Edition is an information resource developed to provide a unified reference document on prevalent and best practices as well as adopted standards relative to highway-rail grade crossings.
This document is a best practices manual intended to give guidance and direction on minimizing risk and liability for persons with an interest in operating and maintaining trails. Specifically, it seeks to help trail operators, managers and owners, mitigate risk and reduce liability, that can arise from trail design, trail use and maintenance operations. The techniques discussed here are intended to be applied with prudence and due consideration of the particular circumstances of each trail.
Transportation connects people and places. It provides access to jobs, education, shopping and recreation. More than one-quarter of all trips we make are less than a mile — an easy walking distance — and nearly one-half of all trips are within three miles — an easy biking distance. Yet, we make more than 78 percent of these short trips by car.
Better Bikeways — Innovative Facilities For Safer Bicycling in California
Bicycling has exploded around California as people rediscover this enjoyable, healthy, convenient, environmentally friendly and inexpensive way to get around. Many communities are working to create bicycle networks to encourage further increases in bicycling and attract new riders, especially in urban areas. Toward that end, some cities — drawing from successful international models — have experimented with a variety of innovative bicycle facilities not even imagined a decade ago.