Trail Shoulder Standards

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The selection of the trail shoulder treatment should be dictated by the surrounding conditions, specifically the distance from an adjacent hard or vertical surface.

TRAIL SHOULDER STANDARD APPLICATION

DISTANCE FROM EDGE OF TRAIL TREATMENT REFERENCE IMAGES
6’-0” OR MORE Trees outside 3’-0” shoulder
Turf
Native vegetation with turf shoulder

LESS THAN 6’-0”
GREATER THAN 3’-0”
Turf

LESS THAN 3’-0” Concrete
Pavers or specialty pavement

1’-6” MIN. SHOULDER
(PER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CITY TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS)
Less than 1’-6” shoulder requires vehicular barrier

   ADDITIONAL STORMWATER CONSIDERATIONS (WHERE NEEDED)

 DISTANCE FROM EDGE OF TRAIL  TREATMENT  REFERENCE IMAGES
 10’-0” OR MORE Amended soils BMP (see BMP Matrix)
Bio-retention
 

 4’-0” OR MORE  Bio-retention, min 4’ surface area of BMP soil