Resources for building trails and greenways: design guidelines, construction techniques, materials, trail paving and surfacing, and trailhead signs and facilities.


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posted May 30, 2018

"Share the Trail"

Understanding Shared-Use Trail Etiquette can make Hiking, Biking, and Riding Trails More Enjoyable for Everyone

  • tags: multi-use, safety
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.

  • tags: multi-use, safety
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

How Agencies Manage Multi-use Trails

Multi-Use Trail Management Policy: User-Group Conflict and Resource Impact Issues.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost, conflict, policy
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Trail Use Policies

A comprehensive document to guide use policies and regulations for a large suburban trail system south of the Bay Area.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost, policy
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Solving Policy Issues for Trail Systems

by Terry Whaley with Ozark Greenways, Inc.

While developing policies and regulations for a trail is not a fun task, it will become a necessity in time with any successful trail project.

  • tags: sustainability, risk management, safety, cost, policy
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert Searns with The Greenway Team, John M. Pflaum, PE with WHPacific, Inc., Bill Woodcock with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

How Littleton, CO and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District addressed trail crowding, conflicts and excessive speed.

  • tags: sustainability
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Why Do People Leave the Trail?

by Karen Umphress with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

Stay on the Trail!

  • tags: maintenance
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Travel Management Signs for Public Lands in Colorado

Good signs clearly showing which uses are allowed are essential to effective trail management.

  • tags: maintenance, safety
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Trails Assessment and Recommendations for Management

An Assessment of Trails, Watercourses, Soils, and Redwood Forest Health in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, California.

  • tags: maintenance
categories: Building and Maintenance

posted May 30, 2018

Minimizing Llama Impact in the Backcountry

In most cases, the same rules set forth for pack stock use on public lands apply to llamas. Llamas have been found to have a similar impact on trails as hikers.

  • tags: preservation, wilderness
categories: Building and Maintenance