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Photo from the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
Mineral Wells to Weatherford Rail-Trail, Mineral Wells, TX.
Opening day and dedication of the Mineral Wells to Weatherford Rail Trail.
(Photo: Texas DOT).
The term "shared use path" means a multi-use trail or other path, physically separated from motorized vehicular traffic by an open space or barrier, either within a highway right-of-way or within an independent right-of-way, and usable for transportation purposes.
Shared use paths may be used by pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, equestrians, and other nonmotorized users.
Left photo: Peter Axelson, Beneficial Designs.
Contractor for FHWA's Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access, Best Practices Design Guide.
Right photo: Town Lake Trail, Austin TX.
Photo by Stuart Macdonald, American Trails.
What is the difference between a sidewalk and a trail? Part function, part location.
If you build a shared use path...
|Oregon integrates recreational trails and transportation facilities:
|Trails connect parks and recreation:
MKT Trail, Columbia MO
Photos from Coalition for Recreational Trails,
Recreational Trails Program Annual Achievement Awards.
What do these curves do?
Photo: Ahsanhka Road (SR 7) in front of Orofino High School in Orofino, Idaho. Photo by Tony Powers, Dokken Engineering.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)