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posted Jan 14, 2020

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.

categories: shared use
tags: photo gallery, shared use, conflict

posted Nov 12, 2019

San Jose, California has Released their 2019 Trail Count

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

San Jose has released their 13th annual Trail Count, a report which helps them study trail use in the area and determine how they are meeting the needs of their trail users.

categories: shared use
tags: counting trail users, shared use, grants and grant writing

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

posted Aug 14, 2019

6 Solutions for Managing Multi-Use Trails and Conflict

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?

categories: shared use
tags: shared use, conflict

posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.

categories: shared use
tags: shared use, counting trail users, trail overcrowding and impact

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: shared use
tags: faq, shared use, urban trails, editorial

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: shared use
tags: faq, shared use, editorial


posted May 30, 2018

Suggestions on Improving Safety for Horseback Riders and Other Trail Users

Efforts to help different activities on multi-use trails get along better and to improve safety.

categories: shared use
tags: shared use, safety, conflict

posted May 30, 2018

Separate Trails Divide; Shared Trails Build Community

Besides being unnecessary, monitoring and enforcing separate trails is a management nightmare.

categories: shared use
tags: shared use, safety, conflict

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