A major trailheads serves as access and way station for greenway users.
In addition to vehicle parking, trailheads feature restrooms, bike parking, seating/ gathering space, bike repair stations and drinking fountains. Ideally major trailheads combine all of these amenities with sufficient parking, at a minimum for 20 vehicles.
- This strategy is to be used at high-use trail access points where large numbers of users are expected.
- Consider major trailhead as a full-service stop along the greenway.
- Standard and accessible parking stalls to accommodate 20+ vehicles. Stall dimensions to be min. 9’-0” wide x 18’-0” deep.
- Permeable pavement is preferred in vehicular parking areas. If roadway surface is asphalt, a concrete header should separate asphalt and serve to contain pavers.
- Incorporate kiosk signage at trailhead and parking area entry points. Other trail signage should be incorporated as required. See Signage Standards.
- Access for maintenance vehicles should be incorporated into the design.
- For greenways that experience high volumes of users on weekends, consider overflow parking in adjacent turf areas. Depending on condition and frequency of use, consider a turf stabilization product such as GrassPave.
- As opportunities allow, can explore options such as lighting, solar charging stations, etc.
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9) Bike Repair Station