Wake County, North Carolina, Trail Design Guidelines

​The Consolidated Open Space Plan (COSP) guides the work of Wake County's Open Space Program. The Plan presents policy recommendations, program guidelines and suggested methods that should be used by the County and its partners to conserve remaining open space.

The design development guidelines featured in this Appendix have been tailored to meet the specific facility development needs of the Wake County Consolidated Open Space System. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist the County and its municipalities and partnering organizations in developing open space and greenway facilities.

These guidelines provide a variety of trail facility and ecological system restoration concepts and ideas. These guidelines are not a substitute for a more thorough examination and detailed landscape architectural and engineering evaluation of each project segment. These guidelines serve as minimum standards for greenway facility development. Wake County disclaims any liability for the use, appropriateness and accuracy of these guidelines as they apply to a specific project. They are not to be used for construction.

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