San Jose, California has Released their 2019 Trail Count

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.

by Taylor Goodrich, Communication and Media Specialist, American Trails


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.

Download the Report

About the Author

Taylor Goodrich started with American Trails in January 2018 as Communication and Media Specialist. Taylor currently lives in Dallas, Texas, which is also where she grew up and where she attended the University of North Texas receiving her degree in History. While in college she started doing freelance work editing and writing, and also got into graphic design and discovered she loves the creativity and craft of digital arts. After college she traveled quite a bit, and lived in both the Pacific Northwest and in New Mexico, and while in both of those places took full advantage of what the outdoors had to offer. After moving back to Texas she started moving towards doing graphic design, social media, and communications work full time, and she has contracted with several companies from tech startups, to music festivals, to law firms, to grow their social media and digital communications presence. Taylor loves hiking and kayaking especially, and is glad to be working with an organization that fights for further accessibility and stewardship of our nation’s trails. She feels very lucky that in this position she will be able to use her professional skills and passion for something she is also very personally passionate about, and in helping to grow American Trails.

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