Focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.
by Jennifer Rigby, Director, The Acorn Group, Inc., Kristin Lundstrom, Environmental Educator/Volunteer Coordinator, City of Boise Parks and Recreation, Erica Fielder, Owner and artist, Erica Fielder Studio
“Telling a Better Story” focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels. Get practical advice for developing theme-based messages, establishing budgets, selecting images and design elements, understanding how visitors learn, writing interpretive text, and preparing files for production. Join us for discussions and case studies, and take away valuable tips and techniques to turn ordinary panels into extraordinary experiences. The Foothills Learning Center in Boise, Idaho developed a permanent interactive self-guided accessible “Story” trail for children and adults. Ten reading platforms feature different nature related stories that change monthly throughout the year.
Over the last two years American Trails has worked with Active Strategies to find out how we can best serve the trail community. These are the results.
The emergence of electric bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes, is a rapidly growing component of the bicycle market in the US. As a transportation option, they represent an opportunity to reduce vehicle use and emissions, as well as the physical barriers to cycling. For use on trails, they present similar opportunities to reduce barriers to cycling but, as a new use, present new challenges for trail management.
The study asked e-bike users in the greater Sacramento area about the reasons why they chose to invest in an e-bike, the ways in which they use their e-bikes, positive and negative aspects of using e-bikes, and reactions from friends and family members.
The 2016-2021 Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation builds on 25 years of progress toward increasing walking and biking safety and activity throughout the United States. The 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study: Transportation Choices for Changing America set the stage for advancing safe, accessible, comfortable, and well-used pedestrian and bicycle transportation networks, with a focus on increasing trips and reducing injuries and fatalities.