Federal land managers are charged with maintaining the delicate balance of providing access to resources and quality visitor experiences while at the same time protecting those resources. This challenge can be viewed as an opportunity to provide solutions through alternative transportation options, such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Unfortunately, the knowledge and effort required to develop such solutions is often unavailable at individual land units. This presentation is intended to help federal land managers gain a familiarity with planning and design guidebooks and standards in order to increase awareness of possible solutions or facilities and enable the federal land managers to communicate more effectively with planners and engineers.

First, you'll be provided with a brief overview of seven guidebooks and standards commonly used in relationship to the design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to view a case study which presents some common challenges, and review possible solutions that can be found in the guidebooks and standards.