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posted Feb 12, 2018

Effective Fundraising for Trails and Greenways

This webinar examines strategies for raising funds and garnering resources to move a trail or greenway project from vision to reality.

  tags: shared use, advancing trails webinar series

posted Jun 5, 2019

An Empire State of Trails: Creating New Trails and Connecting Existing Networks

by Karl Beard with National Park Service, Andy Beers with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Beth Campochiaro with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Mona Caron with Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Robin Dropkin with Parks and Trails New York, Sasha Eisenstein with New York State Canals, Scott Keller with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Tom Sexton with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The session describes New York’s emergence as a trail state, highlights advocacy and planning that paved the way, and offers takeaways for trail systems elsewhere.

  tags: greenway, shared use

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?

  tags: faq, shared use, urban trails, editorial

posted Aug 23, 2018

River's Edge National Recreation Trail, Montana

by American Trails Staff

Whether biking, jogging, in-line skating, running or walking is your favorite outdoor activity, the 53 miles of the River's Edge Trail in Great Falls is the perfect venue. The 19 miles of paved urban trail links many local parks and attractions along both sides of the scenic Missouri River.

  tags: greenway, urban trails, shared use, accessibility and accessible trails, mountain biking, wildlife and habitat, snow

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.

  tags: faq, shared use, editorial

posted May 30, 2018

"Share the Trail"

Understanding Shared-Use Trail Etiquette can make Hiking, Biking, and Riding Trails More Enjoyable for Everyone

  tags: shared use, safety

posted May 30, 2018

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.

  tags: shared use, safety

posted May 30, 2018

Separate Trails Divide; Shared Trails Build Community

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

  tags: shared use, safety, conflict

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.

  tags: shared use, safety, conflict

posted May 30, 2018

When Snowmobilers Meet Others on the Trail

Practical problem solving for shared use winter trails.

  tags: safety, conflict, snowmobile, shared use

posted Apr 11, 2018

Veterans Park National Recreation Trail, Hoover, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The 4.8-mile trail features a running/walking cross-country course and boardwalk winding through an open field, wetland, and woodlands in the City of Hoover’s newest and largest park.

  tags: shared use, parks, greenway, nature trail, urban trails

posted Apr 3, 2018

Golf Course Bike Trails: Examples from Several Sources Nationwide

Results of discussion on trails along golf courses by a variety of trail managers. (2002-2005)

  tags: shared use

posted Mar 29, 2018

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The trail system was developed cooperatively by the City of Orange Beach and Gulf State Park (Alabama State Parks Division) to provide recreation and access to one of the last remaining maritime forest communities along the Alabama coast.

  tags: shared use, backcountry

posted Mar 29, 2018

James F. Hall National Recreation Trail, Newark, Delaware

by American Trails Staff

The popular cross-town pedestrian and bicycle trail in downtown Newark has an eight-foot wide hard surface and is lighted for 24-hour use.

  tags: shared use, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 29, 2018

Queen City National Recreation Trail, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

Queen City Park Trail in Tuscaloosa runs between Queen City Ave and Jack Warner Boulevard through scenic woods and past ruins of historic park structures.

  tags: historic, shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 29, 2018

Richard Martin National Recreation Trail, Limestone County, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The 10.2 mile trail offers a back-to-nature getaway for thousands of local residents and tourists to enjoy the great variety of opportunities created by the trail.

  tags: art on trails, birding, shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 29, 2018

Eastern Shore National Recreation Trail, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The Eastern Shore Trail is a dedicated multipurpose trail for pedestrian and non-motorized vehicle use that generally follows the shores of Mobile Bay in South Alabama for 36 miles.

  tags: historic, shared use, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail, Austin, Texas

by American Trails Staff

The Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail is one of the most well-used trails in America. Formerly called Town Lake Trail.

  tags: shared use, nature trail, urban trails, wildlife and habitat, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Bird to Gird National Recreation Trail, Alaska

by American Trails Staff

The Girdwood to Indian Pathway is a 13.3-mile paved trail that provides spectacular views as it parallels the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm below the mountains.

  tags: shared use, wildlife and habitat

posted Mar 27, 2018

Cameron Park Trails, Waco, Texas

by American Trails Staff

This 20-mile system of trails s features handcrafted bridges, views of the Brazos and Bosque Rivers from 100-foot cliffs, and cedar groves.

  tags: historic, mountain biking, shared use, parks, backcountry

posted Mar 27, 2018

Central Arizona Project National Recreation Trail, Arizona

by American Trails Staff

Vision is to create a recreational trail stretching the entire 336 miles of the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal.

  tags: shared use, partnerships, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Coyote Creek Trail-San Jose Trail Network, California

by American Trails Staff, Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose

Three connecting trails: the Guadalupe River Trail, the Highway 237 Bikeway, and the Coyote Creek Trail North – provide 16.4 miles of recreation opportunity in San Jose.

  tags: greenway, shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Guadalupe River Trail-San Jose Trail Network, California

by American Trails Staff, Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose

Three connecting trails: the Guadalupe River Trail, the Highway 237 Bikeway, and the Coyote Creek Trail North – provide 16.4 miles of recreation opportunity in San Jose.

  tags: greenway, shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Heritage Rail Trail County Park, Pennsylvania

by American Trails Staff

Traversing York County to the Maryland border, this 19-mile multi-use trail provides an integral link in a statewide trails system and epitomizes the concept of a close-to-home trail experience, but has regional, State, and national significance as well.

  tags: shared use, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Highway 237 Bikeway Trail-San Jose Trail Network, California

by American Trails Staff, Yves Zsutty with City of San Jose

Three connecting trails: the Guadalupe River Trail, the Highway 237 Bikeway, and the Coyote Creek Trail North – provide 16.4 miles of recreation opportunity in San Jose.

  tags: greenway, shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Historic Champlain Canalway Trail, Town of Halfmoon, New York

by American Trails Staff

The Town of Halfmoon manages a six-mile segment, bordered by farm fields, wetlands and wood lots, of the 58-mile Canalway Trail corridor, which runs along historic towpaths from Waterford to Whitehall.

  tags: historic, shared use, canal, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Mon River-Caperton-Deckers Creek Trails, West Virginia

by American Trails Staff

This 46-mile rail-trail system links urban and rural communities in three counties and acts as a low-impact recreation corridor, alternative transportation route, community green space, outdoor classroom, and natural and cultural heritage park.

  tags: historic, shared use, greenway, snow

posted Mar 27, 2018

Mountains to Sea Trail, Orange County, California

by American Trails Staff

This 22-mile urban nature reserve and bikeway starts in Weir Canyon and travels through six jurisdictions, enabling trail users to experience the diversity of the 50,000-acre Irvine Ranch Land Reserve.

  tags: shared use, wilderness, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

North Umpqua National Recreation Trail, Oregon

by American Trails Staff

Multi-use trail follows the Umpqua River for 79 miles into the Cascade Mountains.

  tags: shared use, backcountry, mountain biking

posted Mar 27, 2018

Ohio & Erie Canalway - Congressman Ralph Regula Trail, Ohio

by American Trails Staff

The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a national heritage area – a park that includes the Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, and Ohio & Erie Canalway Byway.

  tags: historic, shared use, canal, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Row River National Recreation Trail, Cottage Grove, Oregon

by American Trails Staff

The Row River Trail runs 15.6 miles along an abandoned rail line from Cottage Grove to Dorena Lake, Culp Creek and the nearby Umpqua National Forest.

  tags: historic, marketing, shared use, horses and equestrian trails, fitness, mountain biking, nature trail, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Sacramento River Trail and Sacramento Rail Trail, Redding, CA

by American Trails Staff

Based on a partnership between the City of Redding, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, and Shasta County, these trails are an example of what is possible through a joint effort between various agencies and local groups.

  tags: shared use, fitness

posted Mar 27, 2018

San Gabriel River Trails, Georgetown, Texas

by American Trails Staff

Scenic trails that connect with the Corps of Engineers trail at Lake Georgetown.

  tags: shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

The Village of Bluffton Pathway, Ohio

by American Trails Staff

Woods and parks line this neighborhood trail.

  tags: shared use, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Washburn Discovery Trail, Washburn, North Dakota

by American Trails Staff

This 2.2-mile multi-use trail along the route of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail provides scenic vistas of the Missouri River.

  tags: historic, shared use, nature trail

posted Mar 27, 2018

Youghiogheny River Trail, Pennsylvania

by American Trails Staff

The trail follows the Youghiogheny River banks in the Ohiopyle State Park. The trail features scenic views of the river, cascading feeder streams, maturing deciduous forests.

  tags: shared use, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

B-Line Trail, Bloomington, Indiana

by American Trails Staff

The B-Line Trail, created from a former railway corridor, extends a total of 3.1 miles from the east side of Adams Street through downtown Bloomington and the former railroad switch yard to the north side of Country Club Drive.

  tags: art on trails, shared use, urban trails, fitness

posted Mar 26, 2018

Black River National Recreation Trail, Missouri

by American Trails Staff

The US Army Corps of Engineers manages the 3.25-mile gentle paved and gravel trail that winds through the bottomland hardwoods and pines along the Black River below Clearwater Dam near Piedmont, MO.

  tags: birding, shared use, water trails, fitness, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Carlyle Lake National Recreation Trail, Kaskaskia River, Illinois

by American Trails Staff

The 10.3-mile multi-use trail system extends through diverse and scenic wildlife habitat and connects the City of Carlyle to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project.

  tags: shared use, fitness

posted Mar 26, 2018

Cross Island National Recreation Trail, Maryland

by American Trails Staff

The trail links communities and scenic natural areas on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  tags: shared use, backcountry, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, Florida

by American Trails Staff

One of the busiest trails in the nation, this 47-mile multi-use rail-trail is seen as a green jewel in the midst of the state's most highly urbanized county.

  tags: shared use, water trails, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail, Kansas

by American Trails Staff

Johnson County, Kansas, manages the 17.5-mile trail which begins in Olathe and continues north through Lenexa and Shawnee. The scenic, multi-use route was one of the first major trail facilities completed in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

  tags: historic, interpretation, shared use, greenway, nature trail, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

General Dacey National Recreation Trail, Shelbyville, Illinois

by American Trails Staff

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the six-mile multi-purpose trail that connects Lake Shelbyville and Forrest Park with the City of Shelbyville, IL.

  tags: greenway, shared use, fitness, nature trail, snow

posted Mar 26, 2018

Grand Forks National Recreation Trail, North Dakota and Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

The Greater Grand Forks Greenway Trail connects the two cities of Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota

  tags: shared use, partnerships, fitness, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Kohl Park Hiking Trail, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

by American Trails Staff

Milwaukee County's Kohl Park is a partnership with local scout troops and other volunteers.

  tags: shared use, urban trails, volunteers, fitness, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Lake Wobegon Trail, Stearns County, Minnesota

by American Trails Staff

The Lake Wobegon Trail travels through the heart of the mythical land celebrated in the Prairie Home Companion radio show.

  tags: shared use

posted Mar 26, 2018

Longleaf Trace Trail, Mississippi

by American Trails Staff

Extending from Hattiesburg to Prentiss, this 41-mile rail-trail offers a variety of natural features, opportunities for biking, hiking, and horseback riding, and provides economic benefits for local communities.

  tags: shared use

posted Mar 26, 2018

North Central State Trail, Gaylord to Mackinaw City, Michigan

by American Trails Staff

The 62-mile rail trail in the northern Lower Peninsula is managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It is open to bicycling, walking, and horseback riding, as well as snowmobiles in the winter months.

  tags: shared use, snowmobile

posted Mar 26, 2018

Oak Creek National Recreation Trail, Nebraska

by American Trails Staff

This rail-trail along Oak Creek links communities on the Nebraska plains and provides a picturesque setting for activities including hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

  tags: shared use

posted Mar 26, 2018

Rivergreenway, Fort Wayne and New Haven, Indiana

by American Trails Staff

This 23-mile linear park within the cities of Fort Wayne and New Haven in Allen County, IN is located along the banks of the St. Marys, St. Joseph, and Maumee Rivers.

  tags: shared use, greenway, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Sligo Creek Parkway Trail, Maryland

by American Trails Staff

This popular urban trail and bikeway near Washington, DC connects Prince George's and Montgomery Counties.

  tags: shared use, urban trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Summerset National Recreation Trail, Iowa

by American Trails Staff

A 12-mile rail trail through rolling hills, river bottom wetlands, and remnant prairies of central Iowa.

  tags: birding, shared use, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Withlacoochee State Trail, Florida

by American Trails Staff

The Withlacoochee State Trail (WST), managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways & Trails, is the longest rail-trail in Florida, extending 46 miles from just south of Dunnellon in Citrus Springs to its southern terminus in the City of Trilby.

  tags: shared use, horses and equestrian trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Wolf River Greenway Trail, Memphis, Tennessee

by American Trails Staff

The Wolf River Greenway Trail is a 1.67 mile long paved, shaded trail that parallels the Wolf River. It provides pedestrians and bikers with views of the river and several ponds, wildlife habitat, and lush timberlands.

  tags: greenway, shared use

posted Mar 13, 2018

Bicyclists Bring Business

by Parks and Trails New York

A Guide for Attracting Bicyclists to New York’s Canal Communities

  tags: bicycle, shared use, tourism

posted Mar 13, 2018

The Economic Impact of the Erie Canalway Trail

by Parks and Trails New York

An assessment and user profile of New York's longest multi-use trail

  tags: shared use, canal

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.

  tags: shared use, safety

posted Mar 5, 2018

Study Looks at Economic Aspects of Redevelopment in Ludlam Trail Corridor

The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.

  tags: shared use, landowner outreach

posted Feb 12, 2018

Managing Trail User Conflict

This webinar introduce a variety of innovative approaches to resolving trail user conflicts and to review some of these management techniques. We will also look at the obligations land managers and trail users have to help resolve trail conflicts.

  tags: conflict, shared use, advancing trails webinar series

posted Jan 24, 2018

Designing Shared-Use Trails to Include Equestrians

by Anne M. O’Dell

A presentation on consideration for shared-use trails involving equestrians.

  tags: shared use, horses and equestrian trails

posted Jan 19, 2018

Anchorage Trails System Adds to Quality of Life

The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring trails .

  tags: shared use, partnerships

posted Aug 26, 2019

Equestrian Trail Design for Urban Shared Use Trails

In partnership with Equine Land Conservation Resource, this webinar addresses methods used in constructing equestrian trails for shared use while also including ADA interface in an urban environment.

  tags: surfacing, bridges, horses and equestrian trails, shared use, advancing trails webinar series, signage

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?

  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.

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

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