Communities across the country are working to convert unused railway and canal corridors into trails for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders, and others, serving the needs of both recreationists and commuters alike. These multi-use trails can play a key role in improving livability, as they offer an innovative means of addressing sprawl, revitalizing urban areas, and reusing degraded lands.Trails for the Twenty-First Centuryis a step-by-step guide to all aspects of the planning, design, and management of multi-use trails. Originally published in 1993, this completely revised and updated edition offers a wealth of new information including.discussions of recent regulations and federal programs, including ADA and TEA-21 recently revised design standards from AASHTO current research on topics ranging from trail surfacing to conflict resolution information about designing and building trails in brownfields and other environmentally troubled landscapesAlso included is a new introduction that describes the importance of rail-trails to the sustainable communities movement, and an expanded discussion of maintenance costs. Enhanced with a wealth of illustrations, Trails for the Twenty-First Centuryprovides detailed guidance on topics such as: taking a physical inventory and assessment of a site; involving the public and meeting the needs of adjacent landowners; understanding and complying with existing legislation; designing, managing, and promoting a trail; and where to go for more information. It is the only comprehensive guidebook available for planners, landscape architects, local officials, and community activists interested in creating a multi-use trail.Flink, Charles A. is the author of 'Trails for the Twenty-First Century Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails', published 2001 under ISBN 9781559638197 and ISBN 1559638192.