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posted Mar 7, 2018

Sharing Our Trails: A Guide to Trail Safety and Enjoyment

National and state trail advocacy organizations representing equestrian, OHV, and bicycle interests collaborated in developing this new guide to trail use and safety.

categories: safety
tags: shared-use, safety

posted Feb 6, 2018

Rail-Trail Maintenance & Operation

by Tim Poole with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Northeast Regional Office

In about two decades, rail-trails have risen from obscurity to become highly valued amenities for many American communities. Rail-trails preserve natural and cultural resources and provide both residents and tourists with attractive places to recreate and safe routes to their destinations.

categories: safety
tags: management and operation, safety, surfaces, signs, bridges, drainage, trailheads, interpretation

posted Feb 5, 2018

Operations, Maintenance, and Stewardship 101

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

It's not as glamorous as building the trail. There is no ribbon cutting for a maintenance program and seldom does upkeep win a national award. Yet, operations, maintenance, and stewardship are essential to the safe use, enjoyment, and long-term success of any trail.

categories: safety
tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, marketing

posted Jan 19, 2018

Two Trail Design Books Cover "How to Think" and "How to Do It"

by American Trails Staff

A review of two popular trail design books.

categories: safety
tags: sustainable trails, mountain biking, surfaces, safety, book review

posted Jan 1, 2003

Maintenance Costs for the Schuylkill Trail

The tables show estimates of time needed to maintain the Montgomery County, PA, trail.

categories: safety
tags: sustainable trails, risk management, safety, cost, marketing

published Apr 15, 2005

Greenways and Crime on Nearby Properties

This study investigates the question of whether the presence of a greenway increases the risk of crime occurring on the properties adjacent to the greenway.

categories: safety
tags: crime and liability, safety

published Feb 10, 2017

Examining the Impacts of an Urban Greenway on Crime in Chicago

Using multiple analytical approaches, our study showed that creation of Chicago’s 606 was associated with decreases in violent, property, and disorderly crimes between 2011 and 2015

categories: safety
tags: crime and liability, safety

published Jan 1, 1998

Rail-Trails and Safe Communities

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The experience on 372 trails

categories: safety
tags: rail trail, rails-to-trails, crime and liability, safety

posted Nov 7, 2019

Safe Encounters with Horses on Shared-Use Trails

by Dianne Martin

American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.

categories: safety
tags: horses and equestrian trails, safety, shared-use

posted Nov 1, 2019

Yellowjackets on the Trail

by Lora Goerlich

This first hand account from American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich is a great reminder about why you need to be prepared for yellowjackets on the trail.

categories: safety
tags: safety, horses and equestrian trails

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