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posted Mar 13, 2018

A Primer on Trail-Related Liability Issues & Risk Management Techniques

This report concludes that trail-related liability is primarily a management issue. Laws are in place to protect all parties from unwarranted lawsuits and the rest is up to proper design, maintenance and management.

  • tags: active transportation, risk management
categories: Management and Maintenance

posted Mar 13, 2018

Crime, Property Values, Trail Opposition & Liability Issues

Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.

  • tags: active transportation
categories: Funding and Planning, Management and Maintenance, Crime, Advocacy and Promotion, Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Mar 13, 2018

Evaluation of the Burke-Gilman Trail's Effect on Property Values and Crime

This study looks at property values and crime rates adjacent to the rail-trail.

  • tags: active transportation
categories: Management and Maintenance, Crime, Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Mar 13, 2018

Omaha Recreational Trails: Their Effect on Property Values and Public Safety

Despite increased promotion of trails for health and recreation, critics of new trail development continue to raise questions about the suitability of trails in neighborhoods. Concerns often focus on the impact of trails on property values and public safety in different types of neighborhoods.

  • tags: active transportation
categories: Funding and Planning, Management and Maintenance, Crime, Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Mar 13, 2018

Study of Two Successful Canadian Rural Trails

A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).

  • tags: active transportation
categories: Management and Maintenance, Crime, Advocacy and Promotion, Benefits of Trails, Economic

posted Mar 13, 2018

Trails and Golf Courses: Best Practices on Design and Management

by Alta Planning + Design

Golf courses, with their large expanses of undeveloped land, can appear to be a tempting place to locate a trail or bikeway in a community seeking to overcome gaps in their trail system.

  • tags: active transportation, partnerships
categories: Design and Building, Management and Maintenance

posted Mar 13, 2018

Trail Maintenance 101

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

An overview trail maintenance used by the New York/NewJersey Trail Conference.

  • tags: maintenance
categories: Management and Maintenance

posted Mar 13, 2018

Using Crushed Rock to Improve Trail Drainage and Stability

An Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

  • tags: surfaces
categories: Management and Maintenance

posted Mar 6, 2018

Caring for Cairns at Acadia National Park

by National Park Service

Cairns need care. For the trail user, the message is clear: "Preserve the mountain landscape. Please do not add to or build cairns or other rock objects. Leave the mountain and the rocks as you find them."

  • tags: trail signs, cairns
categories: Management and Maintenance

posted Mar 6, 2018

Safe Management of Power Line Trails

by Gary Holisko

Trails are often built in utility corridors of all kinds, from underground pipelines to electric power lines overhead. Over the years some articles have raised concerns, apparently unfounded, about electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from power lines. But other factors are more important when managing utility line trails.

  • tags: utilities
categories: Management and Maintenance

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