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Using rail property for

community trails Much has been written about rail trails since the 1970s, but concise and up-to date explanations of the legal issues are always needed. Using Railroad Property for Community Trails would be a valuable tool to intro- duce elected officials, communities, and potential supporters to the key topics. The nine-page fact sheet was pro- duced by the Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, with funding from the Kansas Health Foundation.

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Managing River

Recreation in Iowa As water trails and paddle sports

increase in popularity, so do the risks and potential problems of public use. Managing River Recreation in Iowa

takes a close look at both safety and law enforcement issues and provides a range of management responses. Topics include:

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Trailside benches and seating facilities

Our newest gallery of photos high- lights benches and seating. An attrac- tive place to sit makes trails more enjoy- able. Part of the pleasure of hiking or riding on a trail is stopping to rest or contemplate.

Make a seating area more useful by

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Designing accessible

pedestrian facilities Keith P. Skilton with the Federal

Highway Administration, NJ Division, has compiled a 68-slide presentation on accessibility for pedestrians. The focus is on transportation-related facilities and rights-of-way. Curb cuts and street crossings are covered in detail, with extensive photos marked up with dimensions and critical points. The appropriate laws and guidance

are cited and explained for various facilities. Trail designers and managers in urban areas will find this a useful resource.

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