Planning the Trail

Trail Types

Rick Grimes

Greenway Trail

Greenway trails often refer to trails used by all non-motorized travelers that are constructed in green areas such as parks, stream corridors, and undeveloped land. Greenway trails should be a minimum of ten feet wide, hard surfaced, with design and construction specifications following the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) regulations.
Maggie Greene

Side Paths

Many cities, including Newnan, find themselves retrofitting their city with trails rather than having them included as part of the infrastructure with new development. As a result, shared-use trails alongside roads in existing public right-of-way, called side paths, are often times the only option for making the desired connections. Side paths should have a 5 foot minimum landscaped buffer from the roadway and markings on the trail to heighten awareness that bicycles and other users are present.
Daryl Dixon

Neighborhood Greenway

Neighborhood Greenways are streets with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designated and designed to give bicycle and pedestrian travel priority. Neighborhood Greenways use signs, pavement markings, and speed/volume management measures to discourage through-traffic by motor vehicles, creating safe and convenient bicycle crossings of busy arterial streets.
The LINC Trail System must be planned for walkers, runners, skaters, and of course cyclists. A well planned system will provide a safe, enjoyable experience for all users.
When planning for bicyclists, the PATH/KAIZEN team is aware that only 9% of the population feel comfortable riding in traffic, whereas more than sixty percent of the population will consider riding on a well-planned, well-built trail (Four Types of Cyclists, Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator, Portland Office of Transportation). The LINC Trail System has been planned to accommodate the 60% who are street shy and maybe even a few road riders as well.