Connecting Michigan is an especially proactive and broad-based initiative to identify and address the critical issues that are impeding Michigan’s progress on developing a statewide interconnected system of trailways and greenways. These treasured resources, so appealing to a wide array of interests, benefit Michigan communities and provide exceptional opportunities for various recreational pursuits, health and fitness, nonmotorized transportation, environmental enhancement, economic and educational benefits, and tourism. Today’s vision can be tomorrow’s reality.
The Top of Michigan Trails Council (TOMTC) has developed a strategic plan for trail development in the northern portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
An overview for estimating trail costs of land acquisition, design, construction, and management.
The endowment agreement for the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail is attached. This agreement is between Midland County and the Midland Foundation, a community foundation. Press coverage of this fund is also included.
This presentation will give trail managers an outline of the types of maintenance usually performed on a trail in a particular Maintenance Zone. The types of maintenance equipment used on your trail and methods of handling each maintenance situation, will vary. Please use the ideas in this presentation to serve as a guide to develop a trail maintenance program that will fit the needs of your trail.
The experience on 372 trails. Written by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in cooperation with the National Parks Service.
Do bike paths cause crime? While enthusiasts may laugh at the suggestion, others fear dire consequences if undeveloped areas became public trails. Urban greenway supporters may cross swords with adamant opponents in vitriolic public meetings or expensive court cases. One community fought this battle on both fronts far years.
Maintenance of bicycle and pedestrian facilities is an ongoing and necessary activity that ensures the continued safe use of a bike lane, sidewalk, or trail.
A trail maintenance checklist from Denver Parks and Recreation Department. The list including tasks to be performed on a continuous, scheduled basis andon an irregular or as needed basis
This is the Trail Management Policy Handbook for the Greene County GreeneWays in Ohio.