BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN TRAILS

The establishment of safe, useful and integrated system of transportation-related non-motorized paths is discussed, and four interest groups which are potential users of such facilities are identified. The types of facilities required by equestrians, bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians are discussed. Several alternative facilities are being studied, and their use may ultimately hinge on legal clarification of the authorizing law. These alternatives involve the concepts of separate facilities for each non-motorized mode, combining major modes on either adjacent or shared paths within a single right of way, combining nonmotorized with motorized uses, revenue sharing with local government programs, and finally, an expansion of revenue sharing with local government programs, and finally, an expansion of sidewalk construction to include areas which do not presently have walks. Experience with one bicycle path project which was put under contract is described.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 242-248
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 59

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM