Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) theories contend that law enforcement officers, architects, city planners, landscape and interior designers, and resident volunteers can create a climate of safety in a community right from the start. CPTED’s goal is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. The theory is based on four principles: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance.
Active living communities make it easy for people to include physical activity in their daily lives.Walking to work, school, the store, or just for fun is safe and convenient. Bicyclists are respected, and roads are built for all forms of transportation, not just cars. Recreation opportunities are accessible—parks, playgrounds, and all kinds of sports facilities are located near people’s homes and are open to all residents.
A rodeo is a bicycle skills event which provides an opportunity for bicyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes. This guide outlines a step-by-step approach to designing a successful bicycle rodeo in your community.
The Michigan Transportation Plan, also known as the State Long-Range Plan, is a 25-year plan for transforming Michigan’s transportation system. The Non-Motorized Transportation Technical Report is a component within this plan.
The American Canoe Association‘s Safety & Responsibility Code for Paddlers is attached. Note that this is version 2.0 and is currently under review by the ACA Safety Education and Instruction Committee as of February 2004.
The Blue Trails Guide is a comprehensive web site that covers planning, building, managing, and promoting water trails. It also includes information on safety issues and case studies, as well as a list of additional resources.
A presentation by Josh DeBruyn (MDOT) and Ronald Emery (Department of Attorney General) given on May 29th, 2008 at the Designing Healthy Livable Communities Conference.
This report has been prepared at the direction of the U.S. Department of Transportation for the purpose of examining safety, design, and liability issues associated with the development of shared use paths and other trails within or adjacent to active railroad and transit rights-of-way. This document is intended to explore lessons learned from the experience of rails-with-trails (RWTs), and suggest practices to enhance safety and security for railroads, transit, and trail users.
This report provides 12 principles for minimizing conflicts on multiple-use trails. Although this report is about conflicts on trails, it is intended to promote cooperation and understanding among trail users and to inspire ideas that will help reduce trail conflict. It is intended to be used by trail managers, State and local trail coordinators, researchers, and trail-user volunteer organizations.
The experience on 372 trails. Written by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in cooperation with the National Parks Service.