filed under: trail inventory & capacity
San Jose has released their 13th annual Trail Count, a report which helps them study trail use in the area and determine how they are meeting the needs of their trail users.
According to their website, the trail count helps to San Jose to gather data which supports:
1) information on the Trail Closure Process to limit the number and duration of closings
2) compelling data for competitive grant writing
3) trails meet the needs of recreational and active transportation users.
The trail count studied areas including issues that discourage trail use, areas for improvement, increases and decreases in use of each trail, demographic data of trail users, and more.
Published November 2019
These Trail User Survey examples show how trails across the country are listening to their trail users to gather data for funding, maintenance, events, and more.
A compilation of best practices and guidelines for the planning, design, construction, and management of your trail employing sustainable design.
Evaluating Effectiveness of Visitor Use Management
Estimating visitor numbers and collecting information on visitor attitudes in Alaska national forests is especially challenging because of the dispersed access to the forests by a relatively small number of visitors.