Less is More
Learn the step-by-step process for a full mechanical road-to-trail conversion from planning and outreach to design, construction, and working with volunteers.
Presenters: Suzanne Wilson, Trails Coordinator; Sean Dougan, Senior Planner; Jim Townsend, Trails Development Manager; Julie Bondurant, Senior Park Planner; East Bay Regional Park District, California
Many trail-user groups want more narrow, natural surface, multi-use trails. Road-to-trail conversions are one of many tools land managers and trail designers can use to meet this objective, simultaneously with watershed restoration, habitat enhancement, and mitigation of environmental impacts.
Deb Hubsmith founded and guided the Safe Routes to School National Partnership for nearly 10 years. She started as a grassroots advocate and co-led the development of Marin County, California’s Safe Routes pilot program.
The Primer provides discussion of broad wildlife topics, plus key concepts and rules of thumb to help with trail planning and management.
The main purpose of studying nearby businesses and adjacent residential landowners was to better understand the level of support for the extension of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail prior to its construction.
Economic impact extends not only to the actual trail user but to businesses that derive an income from users of the trail.
Denver has 130 miles of paved trails, open 24 hours a day and maintained for year-round use. Snow removal begins at 5 a.m. after winter storms.
I have had two great epiphanies in my life, and both of them were thanks to trails. The first epiphany came as a result of a mountain biking accident I had in June of 1991.