111 - How to Portray the Value of Trails in Your Community

Tuesday, September 26
1:00 PM–2:15 PM

Location: Room RO8

Days: Tuesday, 26 September
NRPA Three Pillars: Social Equity
Track: Planning, Design, and Maintenance
Session Type: Education Session

This workshop will provide tangible strategies and implementation tools to leverage trails to create real-estate value and promote city building. We will also explore methodologies for design and placemaking that can create experiences and destinations, leverage public and private interests, align the trail to be a social-equity tool, and realize safe and accessible design with low environmental impact.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this session, participants will have an understanding of how Cities can leverage trails for economic competitiveness.
Participants will come away with the beginnings of a mechanism for how to communicate the case for trail development in their city by being able to show the range of benefits that can be unlocked
Participants will learn best practices in trail design for achieving safe and accessible pedestrian and bicycle networks that will contribute to the social equity of the city