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).
Right: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section: ADA Checklist for Polling Places, page 17.
Bottom left and middle drawings: From FHWA's Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access, Best Practices Design Guide.
Photo: US Access Board archives (reversed).
Drawing: From FHWA's Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access, Best Practices Design Guide.
Photo: High Line Canal Trail, Cherry Hills Village, CO. Photo by Stuart Macdonald, American Trails.
QUESTION: Can trails be built along an Interstate or other freeway right-of-way?
Left photo: Joseph J Kracum, Kracum Resources LLC. Published in FHWA's Public Roads Magazine, March/April 2004.
Right photo: Red Creek Bridge over I-75, near MI-134 (Upper Peninsula). From Coalition for Recreational Trails, Recreational Trails Program Annual Achievement Awards.
What are some possible problems?
If installed, bollard, gates, fences, or other barriers:
Shared use paths may qualify for Categorical Exclusions, but they can impact:
Bridges are needed for any transportation network.
Reuse railroad flatcars.
Reuse historic bridges.
Walkway Over the Hudson Poughkeepsie - Highland NY
You might want to make sure this can hold tractor trailers!
Photo source: Stuart Macdonald, See more photos at: American Trails
Design for the tallest likely user:
Think about maintenance.
Clear Creek Trail crossing under Burlington Northern Railroad embankment, Jefferson County, CO; photo by Stuart Macdonald, August 1, 2009.
See MUTCD Chapter 9: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/.
Trailside and Trailhead Facilities