Rails-Trails and Safe Communities

The Experience on 372 Trails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, National Park Service

"Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) conducted a survey of all rail-trail managers in an effort to document the level of crime on trails and identify the mitigation measures used by trail designers and managers. The objectives of this study were threefold: 1) to document the levels of crime on urban, suburban and rural rail-trails with current statistics and comprehensive data, 2) to examine trail management strategies that can mitigate crime and improve trail safety, and 3) to put crime on trails in perspective. This report provides a summary of past studies, methodology, results, recommendations and several case studies."

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Plans and Policies

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