Development Projects/Discretionary Permits Trail Requirements

For local agencies with an adopted trails plan requiring trails to be incorporated into new development projects, the exact locations of the trail alignments are often determined while the project is being processed. To have a successful trails system for your project, it is important trails be incorporated into your overall project design during the early planning stages. Too often trails for development projects are an after-thought. These trails can easily be identified by the lack planning given to design, user experience and most importantly, sustainability. With these components in mind, Trails by Design can review and process your project’s trail conditions with the local agency. A successful trail system can be designed that avoids substantial environmental impacts, provides the optimum user experience, makes the desired connections for the community and project and be a low cost, sustainable project amenity.