Best Practices: Corridor Management/Maintenance of Paved Recreational Trails
Maintaining the ever-growing miles of recreation trails within local agency jurisdictions is proving to be difficult due to the increased demands on trail use and funding limitations. The timely maintenance of paved trail surfaces and their surroundings along the corridor is critical to maintaining a good trail system.
The Minnesota Local Road Research Board recently funded an update to this popular workshop on corridor management for paved trails. The workshop focuses primarily on the management and maintenance of the trail pavement but also includes other elements such as vegetation, drainage, signing/striping, lighting, amenities, etc. This workshop guides the audience through the use of the trail maintenance schedule and checklist and provides information on various pavement issues and treatments. Participants will receive a maintenance schedule and checklist for a typical paved trail.
The workshop will:
- Outline the importance of planning for trail corridor maintenance
- Identify trail corridor maintenance activities
- Provide insight about asset management for trails
- Provide information and tools to city and county staff that will assist in educating decision makers on the importance of this issue
2019 Workshop Materials
- Workshop presentation (PDF)
- Paved trail maintenance schedule (PDF)
- Paved trail inspection template (PDF)
Dates and Locations
Not currently scheduled.
Who Should Attend
Managers, supervisors, and technicians responsible for recreational trail maintenance.
- Operational maintenance activities
- Improvements/upgrades to existing trail systems
- Trail pavement management
- Asset management
- How to build a trail maintenance schedule
- Multi-use trail maintenance recap
Stewart Crosby is a senior associate landscape architect with SRF Consulting Group. Mr. Crosby has over 17 years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design, with a focus on all facets of trail planning and design, including construction administration. His projects include master plans and construction administration for several regional trails and local and regional parks. Mr. Crosby is a licensed landscape architect and has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
- 0.5 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit.
- To the best of our knowledge, this course meets the continuing education requirements for 4.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is online.
If you need additional information or special accommodations, please contact Katherine Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-1023.
This workshop is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.