TRAILS FOR AMERICA. REPORT ON THE NATIONWIDE TRAILS STUDY

WALKING, HIKING, AND BICYCLING ARE SIMPLE PLEASURES WITHIN THE ECONOMIC REACH OF VIRTUALLY ALL CITIZENS. HORSEBACK RIDING, EVEN THOUGH INCREASINGLY EXPENSIVE FOR URBAN DWELLERS, IS AVAILABLE TO A LARGE PROPORTION OF AMERICANS. OPPORTUNITIES TO ENJOY THESE BASIC ACTIVITIES HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY LIMITED FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS THE SOCIETY HAS URBANIZED AND AS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS PREEMPTED AREAS WHICH HAD EARLIER BEEN DEVOTED TO OUTDOOR RECREATION USES. IN FORMULATING A NATIONWIDE TRAILS PROGRAM, THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO' DESCRIBE EXISTING TRAIL SYSTEMS, ASSESS THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING TRAIL PROGRAMS TO SERVE PRESENT AND PROSPECTIVE USERS, SUGGEST THE APPROPRIATE ROLE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, STATE GOVERNMENTS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND PRIVATE INTERESTS IN PROVIDING NEW REACTION TRAILS, AND RECOMMEND FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO FOSTER DEVELOPMENT OF A BALANCED AND ADEQUATE NATIONWIDE SYSTEM OF TRAILS. DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS OF NATIONAL SCENIC TRAILS ARE PRESENTED. /AUTHOR/

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  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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  • Accession Number: 00204687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 155
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  • Created Date: Apr 27 1994 12:00AM