Trail Analytics and Data Storytelling

This webinar will share a spectrum of data analysis and scenario planning tools that can be used to help plan and design new or existing trails.

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August 06, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Sponsor

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Voss Signs, this webinar (and learning credits) is free to the public.


Webinar Outline

Data science tools allow an exploration of trail connectivity, demand, comfort, health, and safety needs. This webinar will share a spectrum of data analysis and scenario planning tools that can be used to help plan and design new or existing trails. We will share examples from three California trail corridors at three scales: Los Angeles River Path, an 8-mile gap closure, the Iron Horse Trial, a 22-mile regional trail, and the Great Redwood Trail, a 300-mile former rail corridor. We will present the data analysis methods used to evaluate future user demand, assess how much space is required to accommodate various levels of use by people walking, biking, using e-bikes or other electric vehicles and understand network access priorities. These tools are very effective in considering not just existing travel characteristics, but also how changes in mobility options, such as e-bikes or shared autonomous vehicles could change the use of the corridor.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of the data available to analyze a trail corridor and ways to use the analysis to support decision making.
  • How to use FHWA Shared-use Path Level of Service (SUPLOS) and Alta Planning + Design’s Level of Comfort (LOC) evaluation models to right-size a trail corridor.
  • The benefits of scenario planning to help prioritize trail improvements to meet community goals.


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


Webinar Partners


Emily Duchon, Design Principal, Alta Planning + Design

Emily is experienced in helping communities design and implement innovative active transportation solutions, taking projects from master plans through concept design and construction drawings and administration. Her project experience includes bicycle, pedestrian and trail master plans as well as complete street, multi-use trail and wayfinding design. Emily is a Design Principal for the LA River Path project, closing the 8-mile gap in the LA River Bike Path in downtown LA and as project manager for the Iron Horse Trail Active Transportation Feasibility Study.


Deven Young, Design Principal, Alta Planning + Design

Deven is an experienced project manager and designer, adept at overseeing and facilitating implementation for mobility corridors, trails, parks, and open space projects. He has delivered some of the largest and most complex active transportation projects in the country and across the globe. Deven is currently a Design Principal supporting the LA River Path, The California Great Redwood Trail and the Iron Horse Trail in California, three projects making great strides toward multi-modal access for all ages and abilities.


Lauren Cencic, Sr. Director, Countywide Planning & Development, Mobility Corridors, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Mike Sellinger, Planning Associate, Alta Planning + Design

Mike Sellinger is a Planning Associate at Alta Planning + Design. His expertise is in applying analytical methods to planning for walking and biking. Mike has worked on a wide range of active transportation projects across North America from trail master plans to micromobility feasibility studies.


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Learning Credits and CEUs

American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
  • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH) (most HSW approved)
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
  • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

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