Planning and implementation of three complex regional trail systems in three western states.
Presenters: Yves Zsutty, Trail Network Manager, City of San Jose, CA; Tom Newland, Principal, Newland Project Resources, Inc.; Guy Michaelsen, Principal Landscape Architect, Berger Partnership; Carolyn Hope, Park Planner, Arts and Culture Manager, City of Redmond, WA; Tim Swope, Capital Projects Coordinator, Boulder County Transportation Department, CO
Speakers will provide insights to the challenges, strategies, and lessons learned in the planning and development of regional trails through rail and urban spaces. Each project has its own complexities, obstacles, and opportunities. Good planning supports the high use, positive impression, and placemaking nature of these trails within their communities.
Today’s techno-savvy trail users expect to be able to plan and preview their trail experience with accurate GPS and GIS data viewed in programs like Google Earth.
The growth in trails reflects many people’s enjoyment of physical separation from motorized traffic. Segregation allows trail users to avoid the pollution, noise, and intimidation they perceive from motor vehicles, and the potential for an injury producing crash.
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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge hosts this trail through midwestern habitats.