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Designing for Nonmotorists

Training, Publications, Websites

Presented at the FHWA Design Discipline Seminar
June 25, 2014
Leesburg VA

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Photo of a group of people attending opening day and dedication of the Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway in Texas.

Photo: Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange (TrADE).

Mineral Wells to Weatherford Rail-Trail, Mineral Wells, TX.
Opening day and dedication of the Mineral Wells to Weatherford Rail. (Photo: Texas DOT).

Presented by:
Christopher Douwes, Community Planner

Transportation Alternatives Program
Recreational Trails Program
Federal Highway Administration

Photo of Christopher Douwes giving a Powerpoint presentation.

Photo of Christopher Douwes, Community Planner, FHWA, presenting at FHWA Civil Rights Discipline Training, June 23, 2009, Albuquerque NM. Photo: Henry Droughter, Equal Opportunity Specialist, FHWA Pennsylvania Division


Resources: Training

PBIC logo

SRTS logo

APBP logo

NTTP logo

Traed Lightly logo

Resources: Safety Tools

Resources: Bicycle and Pedestrian Publications

Resources: Accessibility Publications

Resources: Publications

Publication Cover: Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned
Photo from FHWA Report:
Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned

Resources: Publications

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Cover photo of Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities.
Cover photo of Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities.

Resources: Trail Publications

USFS logo

Resources: Trail Publications

Trail Planning, Design, and Development Guidelines book cover

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas book cover

States and Universities

Resources: Trail Publications

Nonprofit Trail Organizations

  • International Mountain Bicycling Association:

Trail Solutions book cover Managing Mountain book cover

Resources: Trail Publications

Nonprofit Trail Organizations

Park Guidelines book cover Management Guidelines book cover
Park Guidelines; Management Guidelines

Resources: Trail Publications

Nonprofit Trail Organizations

Safe Riders logo
  • American Council of Snowmobile Associations:
    • Access Guide for Private and Public Lands
    • Trail Grooming
    • Safety Awareness Program

Avalance Education for Snowmobilers logo
  • International Association of Snowmobile Administrators:
    • Sign Guide
    • Trail Evaluations

Resources: Websites

Recreational Trail Websites

Resources: Websites with Examples

Photo and Picture Sources

If source attribution is missing or incorrect, please contact for proper attribution.

Questions, Comments, etc.

Horse... Surface Transportation? You bet it is! Christopher B Douwes
Community Planner
Transportation Alternatives Program
Recreational Trails Program
Federal Highway Administration
FHWA HEPH-10 Rm E74-474
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington DC 20590-0001
Phone: 202-366-5013; Fax: 202-366-3409

Photo of Christopher Douwes (Session Presenter), Trails and Enhancements Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, at the Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference, July 10, 2009.

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