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posted Apr 5, 2019

2019 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.

  tags: trails as transportation, federal, funding

posted Apr 5, 2019

2017 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.

  tags: trails as transportation, federal, funding

posted Apr 5, 2019

2016 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.

  tags: trails as transportation, federal, funding

posted Apr 5, 2019

2015 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.

  tags: trails as transportation, federal, funding

posted Apr 5, 2019

2014 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.

  tags: trails as transportation, federal, funding

posted Apr 5, 2019

2013 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report

by Federal Highway Administration

A report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program funds across the United States.

  tags: trails as transportation, federal, funding

posted Mar 14, 2019

Atlanta Beltline 2030 Strategic Implementation Plan

The Atlanta BeltLine is one of America’s most ambitious urban transportation and redevelopment programs and is at its core a testament to public, private and community partnership.

  tags: trails as transportation

posted Sep 17, 2018

FAQ: Our roads are in bad shape... why spend money on trails?

by American Trails Staff

There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.

  tags: faq, urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Mar 26, 2018

Big Dry Creek Trail, Westminster, Colorado

by American Trails Staff

This National Recreation Trail is a major link in the Denver Metro system of trails and greenways.

  tags: art on trails, trails as transportation, urban trails, fitness

posted Feb 19, 2018

A is for Access

by Dan Kleen with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), Karen Umphress with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

Access for people with disabilities

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

A Path to Remember

This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, historic, art on trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

A Tale of Two Cities: The System of Trails in Fayetteville and North Little Rock, Arkansas

This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

An NGO Response to Funding Shortfalls

Volunteers and partners are increasingly being called upon to assist the Forest Service in an era of budget constraints and trail maintenance backlog.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, volunteers, funding

posted Feb 19, 2018

Anatomy of a Successful Statewide Foundation

Creative avenues to fund trail development, promotion, and maintenance.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Applying the Sustainable Trail Design Rules in the Real World

Five rules of sustainable trail design.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Art of Sustainable Trail Management

by Tony Boone

The basics behind developing and managing natural surface, shared-use trail systems.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, sustainable trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail

Repurposing historic, abandoned, and urban railroad corridors provides a triple bottom-line success story.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, rail

posted Feb 19, 2018

Beyond Park Boundaries

Benefits of connecting communities with parks and public lands.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Beyond the Trail - 2013

Key features of the newly approved Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies for the establishment of National Trail Management Corridors on public lands – and more.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Beyond the Trail - 2015

This presentation describes how the new BLM policies guide the agency in fulfilling its responsibilities under the National Trails System Act.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

BLM year 2020

A status update on the BLM’s progress since the year 2000

  tags: trails as transportation, federal

posted Feb 19, 2018

Blue Trails

This presentation will teach water trail developers how to improve recreation and increase access by integrating conservation and restoration goals into their water trails plans.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, water trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Blue Ways

Alabama Scenic River Trail, the longest river trail in a single state.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, water trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Bringing the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area Together: 400 Miles of Trails Built, 600 Miles to Go

25 years in planning and building a four-county and bi-state trails system.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Build Sustainable Trails That Last 100 Years (presentation)

by Michael Osborne with Five Rivers MetroParks

How to create a sustainable trail that is designed to last into the next century.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Building Healthy Communities

Learn how to use a collaborative approach to develop a bi-state regional trails plan.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, health

posted Feb 19, 2018

Building Partnerships for Single and Multi-Use Trails

Learn about collaborative travel management planning efforts that work.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Building Partnerships One Step at a Time

Create an endowment that helps fund much-needed rehabilitation on the high use trails in the park.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Collective Impact

Want your trail to connect to the next town? The next county? How about the next state?

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Connecting Communities

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Laura Toole with Federal Highway Administration

This presentation focuses on design publications that address common design challenges and barriers.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating 21st Century Trail Networks

Building a regional trail network can't be built by just planners and trail advocates. How to engage people!

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating the Next Generation of Trail Planning Tools

by Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Tracy Hadden Loh with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Tools to help communities make the real case for increased investment in trails, biking, and walking infrastructure.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating the Trails That Users Want So You Don't Get the Trails You Don't Want

Case studies of what works, best practices and techniques of building the correct type of trails, and information regarding the creation and maintenance of sustainable trail systems.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating Trails Databases Using GIS Technologies

by Robert Spurlock with Metro, Max Woodbury with Metro, Jenny Konwinski, Reid Ammann

The task of developing GIS databases.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

CYA – Cover Your Assets

Help limit liability.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Data Leads to Everyone

This session will also explain the practical use of GIS technology for numerous applications.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Design a Trail Worth Traveling To

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

Learn how to plan an initial trail layout.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Destination Trails

This session will explore the multitude of ways to connect people to trails and places with bikeways.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Developing and Operating Water Trails at the Local, Statewide and Regional Levels

Come learn how water trails are connecting people to waterways as practitioners describe their successful programs of developing and managing extensive water trails.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, water trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Developing Hiking Trails within Economic Recession

How to develop trails during an economic crisis.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Difficult Trails in Difficult Places

by Mark Wilcox with American Society of Landscape Architects, Bill Neumann with DHM Design, John M. Pflaum, PE with WHPacific, Inc.

This presentation will reveal the process of planning, designing and constructing trails within four different landscape settings identifying challenges and solutions.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Dots and Dashes

This presentation will discuss how to incorporate shared use unpaved trail and paved path systems into city infrastructure.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Enhancing Trail Accessibility, Connectivity, and Outdoor Developed Areas with Modern Technologies

by Peter Axelson with Beneficial Designs, Inc., Brandon Ross with City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, Nathan Tolbert with Beneficial Designs, Inc.

This program will provide an overview of the needs and processes surrounding assessments of trails and outdoor constructed features.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Equestrian Trails

by Jan Hancock with Hancock Resources, Michele (Kebea) Adams with Adams Acres Farms, Clay Nelson with Sustainable Stables

Sustainable, environmentally sensitive equestrian trailhead and trail design.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Europeans Prefer Quality Trails

Making trails attractive to hikers.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Federal Funds for Transportation and Recreation

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Bob Richards with Tennessee Greenways and Trails

How to apply for Federal-aid funds

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Federal Transportation Funds Benefit Trails

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Patricia Fisher with Oregon Department of Transportation, Rocky Houston with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

This presentation will discuss transportation funding programs that benefit trails and trail-related activities, focusing on Transportation Enhancement Activities and the Recreational Trails Program.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Federal Transportation Funds for Trails (2013)

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration

This session explains new Federal surface transportation legislation.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Federal Transportation Funds for Trails (2015)

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration

Attendees will learn how to apply for Federal-aid funds and learn what works and what doesn’t.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Federal Transportation Funds for Trails (2017)

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Laura Toole with Federal Highway Administration, D’Juan Hammonds with Ohio Department of Natural Resources

This session describes Federal surface transportation programs that fund trail projects for transportation and recreation.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Forest Service Technology and Development Program Leading Trails into the 21st Century

by J. Scott Groenier, PE with USDA Forest Service, Robert Wetherell with USDA Forest Service, Janet Zeller with USDA Forest Service

Equipment and technology transfers that help get work done on the ground.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

From Spagetti to Trail to Guidebook

Linking rail-trails and creating trail guides.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Front Country Trails and Brandywine Heritage Greenway

This session will look at "how to keep it green" by projecting, planning, partnering, and paying for trails with examples from both projects.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Getting to the Ribbon Cutting

Practical how-to advice on developing the leadership tools and community resources

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Grade-Separated Trails Crossings

Key presentation elements will include a list of factors that trail planners and designers should consider.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Green Avenues

Hear how a western city links recreational and commerce areas with non-motorized transportation facilities.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Healthy Partnerships Build Healthy Trails

Strong partnerships are an essential ingredient in building a healthy trail system.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, partnerships

posted Feb 19, 2018

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

The history of the Columbia River Highway is a tale of visionaries, civic leaders, skilled engineers, and talented artisans.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, historic

posted Feb 19, 2018

How to Use the Forest Service Standard Trail Plans and Specifications

Standard Trail Plans and Specifications.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

I Need Help! Partnering Trails with Emergency Response Services

Learn how two communities have used GPS/GIS technology to accurately depict locations along their trails in partnership with emergency services and learn alternative methods that can help trail users connect to first responders when resources are limited.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Icing on the Cake!

by Terry Eastin with Mississippi River Trail, Inc., Todd Antoine, AICP with Great Rivers Greenway District, Paul Labovitz with Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

This presentation is designed to illustrate how diverse partnerships benefit trail and greenway development and bring new connections and opportunities to diverse partners and organizations whose missions, while different, compliment one another.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

If You Don't Count...

This session will present a number of different approaches to collecting data to develop estimates of the number of individuals using a trail system and the economic impact

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Implementing Your Trail Vision

This presentation will provide participants with a framework that integrates effective strategies for consensus building, planning, and design.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Improving the Built Environment

This session will focus on the big and innovative thinking necessary to retrofit an urban environment for a multi-use trail system.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Indy’s New Full Circle Master Plan

The Indy Greenways Full Circle Plan is a bold new vision for trails.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Infinity Loop

Connecting many of northwest Oregon’s iconic attractions and creating a potentially international tourist magnet.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Innovations in Mechanized Trailbuilding

by Tony Boone, Zachi Anderson

Cutting edge machinery for building recreational trails.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Inviting the Community Back Into the Woods

This session endeavors to describe multiple projects that are currently bucking this trend- restoring natural systems, providing high quality recreation, and inviting communities back into the woods.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Linking the Landscape

by Laura Belleville with Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Staci Williams with American Rivers

American Rivers discusses protecting riverside land through the creation of Blue Trails, the water equivalent to hiking trails, and messaging strategies developed as part of the Waccamaw River Blue Trail.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Managing International Trail Destinations

Similarities of international trails.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Managing Successful Hybrid and Design-Build Projects

Non-traditional hybrid contracting concepts bring equipment and volunteers together.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Maximizing Your Trail Budget Through Competitive Bidding

by Tony Boone, Zachi Anderson

This session discusses how, what, where, when, and why to put your trail projects out to bid.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Meeting at the Refuge

Refuges close to highly-populated areas provide the greatest opportunity to engage new and diverse audiences.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, wildlife and habitat, birding, water trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

MEGA Events (2015)

How can you put a charge into that 15-person weekend trail-build and pump it up to 150 or more smiling and eager volunteers?

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Metrics, Data, and Counting, Oh My!

Tools for helping to identify opportunity, map a course of action, and quantify the benefits of walking, biking and trail development.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Motivating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Land Stewards

Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, youth and kids on trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

National Trails Day

How to plan and promote National Trails Day events.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Navigating MAP-21

This session will begin with an overview of the new transportation law, MAP‐21

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

New Force

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates, Nie Jian with Mountain Journey (China) Co. Ltd.

Learn about national trails efforts in China.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

New Trails from Ancient Roads

How to turn old roads into modern trails.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

No More Horsing Around

This panel will pair land managers with horse riders for a discussion of how each can help the other in meeting their goals.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Oregon Trails 2015

The State of Oregon's statewide trail plan.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Over Under through Infrastructure Obstacles

Learn how a New York study of road and trail intersections generated policy and design recommendations and a public education campaign for trail users and motorists.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Paperless Trail

The ongoing challenge of sharing data in a compatible format.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, technology

posted Feb 19, 2018

Parks Paradigm Shift

by Nancy Desmond with Cleveland Metroparks, Andy Williamson with International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Best practices for either establishing a new bike optimized off-road trail system or better managing your current network.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Partners for Trails

Formal comprehensive non-motorized trails program

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Pathway to the Pacific

Exploring options for trail types, surfaces, and alignments, along with trailheads and facilities, for a wide variety of activities.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Planning and Designing Cross Country Skiing and Winter Trails in an Era of Climate Change

This presentation will review fundamental trail design considerations for skiing and winter trails.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Preserving our Nation's Historic Trails

This panel presentation describes the cooperative efforts of a trail mix of organization volunteers, contractors, and agencies, including the latest processes and techniques used in protecting and preserving the crown jewels of the National Trails System.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Progressing Trails

Learn how to collaborate with colleges and universities to support trail projects in local communities.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Progressive Food Stop Fundraisers

How to organize a successful progressive food stop fundraiser on your trail

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Putting the Public Into Public Safety

Strategies and tactics for promoting safety on urban trails.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, crime and liability, safety

posted Feb 19, 2018

Rails With Trails

This presentations discusses unique opportunities for trail development along the right of way adjacent to railroad tracks.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, "rail with trail"

posted Feb 19, 2018

Rails-With-Trails

Safety records from trails across the country

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, "rail with trail"

posted Feb 19, 2018

Re-Connecting Communities Through Trails

The Story of “The Pearl” of Puerto Rico

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Reclaiming Cleveland

Two key projects in revitalizing Cleveland are the Centennial Trail Lake Link and the "Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity" TIGER grant project.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Reducing Crime One Trail at a Time

by Brittain Storck with Alta Planning + Design, Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D Texas A&M Extension, Lisa Beyer with Alta Planning + Design

Fighting crime through design.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, crime and liability

posted Feb 19, 2018

Reducing Impacts, Reusing Land, and Recycling a Healthy Lifestyle and Landscape

This session will promote the benefits of conducting critical focus on whether your area’s trails are really producing the healthy lifestyle benefits they should and at the lowest environmental impact possible.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Regional Trails – Connecting Rural and Urban Communities

Planning and implementation of three complex regional trail systems in three western states.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation

posted Feb 19, 2018

Research in Recreational Conflict

by Roger Moore with North Carolina State University, Brendan Adams with North Carolina State University

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an easy to understand and practical overview of past and current research related to trail conflict in a way that enables trail professionals to improve trail design and trail management.

  tags: urban trails, trails as transportation