SURFACING MATERIALS FOR USE ON FOOTPATHS, CYCLEPATHS AND HORSE RIDING TRACKS

The objective of this study is to bring together accumulated knowledge and technical information on surfacing materials and construction techniques which would be of use to those who have to plan and manage recreation facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders. At the design stage, consideration must be given to a number of factors, including the purpose of the path surface, factors affecting the choice of surface, site problems and maintenance. Preference should be given to locally available and naturally occurring materials. For footpaths, gravel and broken stone will be commonly used. For cycle tracks, the pavement should have low resilience and be strong and hard. The most desirable material for such pavements will be gravel or crushed rock with or without bituminous surface. Tracks for horse-riding are best of turf on a firm well drained base. Design and construction are discussed in terms of alignment, grades, pavement and drainage. /TRRL/

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    Victoria Department of Youth, Australia

    Sport and Recreation, 5700 Bourke Street
    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00194058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM