Trails for the Twenty-First Century

Trails for the Twenty-First Century

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Communities across the country are working to convert unused railway and canal corridors into trails for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders, and others, serving the needs of both recreationists and commuters alike. These multi-use trails can play a key role in improving livability, as they offer an innovative means of addressing sprawl, revitalizing urban areas, and reusing degraded lands. Trails for the Twenty-First Century is a step-by-step guide to all aspects of the planning, design, and management of multi-use trails. Originally published in 1993, this completely revised and updated edition offers a wealth of new information including. a€cdiscussions of recent regulations and federal programs, including ADA and TEA-21 a€crecently revised design standards from AASHTO a€ccurrent research on topics ranging from trail surfacing to conflict resolution a€cinformation about designing and building trails in brownfields and other a€cenvironmentally troubled landscapes Also included is a new introduction that describes the importance of rail-trails to the sustainable communities movement, and an expanded discussion of maintenance costs. Enhanced with a wealth of illustrations, Trails for the Twenty-First Century provides detailed guidance on topics such as: taking a physical inventory and assessment of a site; involving the public and meeting the needs of adjacent landowners; understanding and complying with existing legislation; designing, managing, and promoting a trail; and where to go for more information. It is the only comprehensive guidebook available for planners, landscape architects, local officials, and community activists interested in creating a multi-use trail.Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails Charles Flink, Kristine Olka, Robert Searns, Robert Rails to Trails Conservancy. and parks in the rapidly developing suburbs of Washington, D.C. Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. ... It provides planning, design, and construction guidelines, and makes operation and maintenance recommendations for all types of bicycle ... FHWA-HEP-99-006.

Title:Trails for the Twenty-First Century
Author:Charles Flink, Kristine Olka, Robert Searns, Robert Rails to Trails Conservancy
Publisher:Island Press - 2001-04-01


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