This webinar explored methods for enhancing trail security and safety perceptions through environmental design. This webinar was a concurrent session at the 2017 International Trails Symposium.
10:30 am (Pacific Time)
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Cost (RECORDING):$19 for members (Trail Professional level or higher)
Since trails are often community focal points, crime on the trail can be perceived differently than crime on the street—it may generate more attention that prevents or inhibits use on trails.
While studies have shown that trails themselves do not generate crime, in many urban areas, perceived safety is serious, and even the perception of trail safety creates a stigma for trails as a public facility. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a proactive crime fighting technique in which the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of and incidents of crime.
Using a multi-disciplinary, multi-pronged approach to trail planning and design, law enforcement, landscape architects, city planners, and resident volunteers can create a climate of safety on trails. This session will explore methods to enhancing trail security and safety perceptions through environmental design.
Presenters will discuss tackling CPTED design strengths and challenges, using programs and partnerships, and the nuts and bolts of safety audits, corridor assessments, and design review.
Brittain Storck is a professional landscape architect with a background in natural resource-based recreation projects, greenway and trail design, and active community design and planning. Britt is Alta's trail expert and NICP CPTED professional. She manages an interdisciplinary team in Alta’s Atlanta office. During Britt’s 12 years in practice, she has managed projects across the nation and cultivated an instinctual understanding of the complexities associated with design of open spaces and public trails in all landscapes. She approaches her work with the belief that each project provides the opportunity for community to activate, transforming its health, stimulating its economy, and boosting overall quality of life of its people.
Jamie Rae Walker is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Extension. Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D. has worked in community planning and implementation for over 17 years. She provides community technical assistance in evidence based planning. She has presented and facilitated over 150 sessions. Jamie’s professional involvement includes TRAPS, Extension Specialist Association and recipient of Center for Disease Control grant projects for improving access to physical activity amenities. Jamie was honored with the TRAPS Educator Award, AgriLife Superior Service Team Award and USDA Team Awards.
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