STANDARD PLAN – TRAIL THROUGH RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD

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As greenway trails are developed increasingly in more dense neighborhoods, available right-of-way becomes more limited.

Often the greenway trail will need to occupy the space where a typical sidewalk would be. Mixing adjacent residents and the throughway of the trail requires clearly defined spaces for these different needs.

  • An asphalt trail is preferred to concrete in this configuration as it distinguishes the trail from the adjacent resident sidewalks (typically concrete). A similar effect could be created utilizing painted striping or specialty concrete, however each have their own specific maintenance challenges.
  • On higher volume trails, striping and signage should also be included to better indicate the throughway of the trail.
  • Narrow right-of-way may require modification to roadway width to incorporate trail.
  • For streetside buffer, see Trail Shoulder Standards for recommended treatments.
  • Evaluate solid waste placement/ collection, deliveries, and other service needs.

STANDARD CROSS SECTION

COMPONENTS: Click below for more information on each component.

1) Primary Trail Surfacing

2) Trail Shoulder

3) Secondary Path Surfacing