This paper is essentially an early conceptual approach to formulate a more comprehensive program for studying and improving trails for park and recreational areas. A review of the growing impact of park and recreation areas is given, and the importance of trials is presented. Recent recreation studies and their theoretical approaches are evaluated, and significant trail problems, such as increase in demand, periodicity, lack of overall planning, and poor design standards, are discussed. The paper also addresses user characteristics, costs, signing, and accidents. Examples of minor administrative and engineering improvements are given that might make for more efficient park use. The paper concludes that many principles applicable in urban transportation planning can be applied to park and recreational trail planning. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-49
  • Monograph Title: Innovations in transportation system planning
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  • Accession Number: 00141284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902496X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM