Cardinal Greenway safety analysis : an application of standard trail design, maintenance, and management safety techniques

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Show simple item record Comingore, Michelle D. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:29:40Z 2011-06-03T19:29:40Z 2002 en_US 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2002 .C66 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research paper was to conduct a safety analysis of the Cardinal Greenway rail-trail based upon standard trail design, maintenance, and management techniques. The analysis examined indirect safety issues including trail design, vegetation and surface maintenance, and signage. Direct safety issues, such as medical emergency management and crime prevention techniques, were also examined. Trail safety analysis forms were designed for use in the safety evaluation.This safety analysis was intended to provide a comprehensive analysis from the perspective of an independent consultant. The analysis was very subjective at times. Due to the subjective nature of the analysis and related forms, the analysis was not to be completed by trail management. The safety analysis forms were created to examine the unique characteristics of linear and urban park trails and are not intended for use in the park/forest setting. This type of analysis would be applicable to rail-trails and similar trails throughout the United States.The Cardinal Greenway is a multi-county, rail-trail project based in Muncie, Indiana. Cardinal Greenway, Inc, a private, non-profit organization, manages the privately owned trail. The results of the analysis were provided to Cardinal Greenway management, along with recommendations for trail safety improvement. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent iv, 99 leaves : col. ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rail-trails -- Indiana -- Safety measures. en_US
dc.subject.other Cardinal Greenway (Ind.) -- Safety measures. en_US
dc.title Cardinal Greenway safety analysis : an application of standard trail design, maintenance, and management safety techniques en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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