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posted Jul 24, 2018

FAQ: Are business plans for trails of any value?

by American Trails Staff

Choosing between a business plan, an economic study, or a feasibility study

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, editorial, case study, economic

posted Jul 11, 2018

FAQ: Are service dogs allowed on publicly accessible preserves?

by American Trails Staff

Requirements for visiting parks with a service dog or pet may vary, so be sure to check each park's regulations before you visit.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, parks, dogs on trails

posted Jul 24, 2018

FAQ: Building trails near ports

by American Trails Staff

Examples of combined recreational and industrial uses on east and west coast port properties.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, shared-use, editorial

posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: Constructing a 10' bike trail without having to relocate power poles

by American Trails Staff

What can you do when a proposed bike trail encounters obstacles such as power poles.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, urban trails

posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: Constructing an air station inflator on bike trails

by American Trails Staff

Bicycle repair stations can now be purchased from several vendors.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, trailheads, bicycle

posted Sep 17, 2018

FAQ: Determining trail capacity or level of service

by American Trails Staff

How many users can a paved trail support before it becomes too crowded or over used?

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, shared-use, urban trails, editorial, trail overcrowding and impact

posted Jan 23, 2019

FAQ: Do the low stream crossings for trails and greenways conform to accessibility guidelines?

by American Trails Staff

Low water crossings are designed to allow normal flow under the trail, and to be over-topped during seasonal floods.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, accessibility and accessible trails, floodway


posted Aug 1, 2018

FAQ: Examples of trail development ordinances

by American Trails Staff

A few resources on public access to private land. Always check with your local planning department for zoning requirements.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, policy, land and open space, conflict

posted Dec 31, 2018

FAQ: How does a trail get recognized as a National Scenic Trail?

categories: FAQ
tags: faq