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Community Driven: How Engagement Guides the Vision and Planning of a Community Wide Trail Network

Upcoming: April 25, 2024

With an emphasis on community wide trail networks, the best practices explored in this session will better equip professionals and community members toward creating vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable communities through trail development.

Six Steps to Build a TrailNation™

Upcoming: March 28, 2024

This webinar will highlight the six actionable strategies for building trail networks that are especially relevant to Main Street programs, as noted in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s TrailNation™ Playbook.

Trail Assessment for Accessibility and Sustainability

Upcoming: February 29, 2024

This webinar will explore the process of assessing natural surface pedestrian trails for accessibility and sustainability and will focus on developing new trails as well as conversion of existing trails.

The Third Mode Bonus Chapters: Progress in Walking, Bicycling, and Micromobility for Transportation

January 18, 2024

A decade after initial publication, The Third Mode author will provide an update to discuss recent accomplishments that tie into the central concept of “the third mode” including his co-founding of Citi Bike, building the Empire State Trail, and recently developing re:Charge-e for e-bikes/scooters.

Trail Planning and Design: Foundations of Success

December 07, 2023

This webinar will review several common approaches and technologies for trail planning and design projects and provide attendees with real world examples.

Approvals, Permits, and Compliance

November 02, 2023

This webinar will walk through the typical processes, jurisdictions, timelines, and documentation needed to get a conceptual trail project through approval and implementation.

The Trail Research Hub

October 19, 2023

Learn more about The Trail Research Hub that aims to grow trail-based research and evidence-based practice to support the professionalization of the Canadian trails sector.

Informing the Trail Experience: The Process of Signing a Trail

May 18, 2023

The webinar emphasizes learning about the trail and to determine what needs to be communicated, and where information is best posted.

Activating the Trail Community in Conservation Issues

March 23, 2023

This webinar will explore ways to empower and activate trail users on your local trails.

An Equitable Approach to Trail Development: Circuit Trails Gap Analysis

February 23, 2023

In this webinar, PEC coworkers and co-creators of the Circuit Trails Gap Analysis will provide an introduction to the genesis, development, and implementation of the Gap Analysis, including a look at their online mapping portal and recent real-world case studies.

U.S. Bicycle Route System: Success Stories from Across the Network

December 15, 2022

At nearly 19,000 miles and growing, learn about what the USBRS is and how you can be part of its growth.

Wilderness Trails: Special Places, Special Considerations

December 01, 2022

This webinar will provide some basic information on trails in federally-designated Wilderness, examples of practical experiences, and resources to learn more.