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Tega Cay Trails


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Tega Cay Trails

  1. 1. Tega Cay Trails<br />Based on a presentation given by Ben Ullman at the October 6thTega Cay Parks and Recreation meeting<br />
  2. 2. Mission:<br />Provide Tega Cay residents and visitors with enjoyable off-road trails for biking and hiking<br />
  3. 3. Existing Path & Trail System<br />Enjoys use by many groups<br />Several miles of paved path<br />Tega Cay Drive path<br />Powerline path<br />Runde Park loop<br />Some off-road trails<br />Linereaux Turner Nature Trail<br />Boy Scout trail<br />
  4. 4. Diversify with Off-road<br />Provide additional routes<br />Show off more nature<br />Ease congestion on existing routes<br />Provide more technical terrain<br />
  5. 5. Guiding Principles<br /><ul><li>Respect the land — build and maintain sustainable trails
  6. 6. Promote ‘The Good Life’ and Tega Cay’s image as recreational community
  7. 7. Promote cooperation, safety, and respect between user groups</li></li></ul><li>Respect the land — build and maintain sustainable trails<br />
  8. 8. Take care of Mother Nature<br />Tega Cay has a beautiful and diverse landscape<br />Many areas are ecologically sensitive<br />Build and maintain trails that minimize environmental impact<br />
  9. 9. From:<br />Lightly on the Land: The SCA Trail Building and Maintenance Manual<br />From:<br />Trail Solutions: IMBA&apos;s Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack<br />
  10. 10. Trailbuilding Resources<br />IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association)<br />Designing and Building Sustainable Trails<br />Charlotte-Area Mountain Bike Groups<br />PASA (Piedmont Area Singletrack Alliance)<br />THTB (Tarheel Trailblazers)<br />Dirt Divas<br />
  11. 11. Promote ‘The Good Life’ and Tega Cay’s image as a recreational community<br />
  12. 12. The Good Life<br />Tega Cay is a destination for outdoor recreation & fitness<br />Parks<br />Walking paths<br />Sports fields<br />Many could have trail tie-ins<br />
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  14. 14. Tie-ins to other city projects<br />Green initiatives (adopt a park)<br />Stormwater work<br />Beautification committee<br />Potential mountain bike club<br />
  15. 15. Promote cooperation, safety, and respect between user groups<br />
  16. 16. Design to avoid conflict<br />Mixed-use trails should accommodate different types of users safely<br />Provide alternate routes to ease congestion in popular areas<br />Provide pedestrian-only areas and bike-only areas as needed<br />
  17. 17. Design for safety<br />Easier trails more accessible; advanced trails more remote<br />Trail features designed to manage traffic and user speed<br />Our kids are already exploring the woods — with our help, these places can be safer<br />
  18. 18. From:<br />Trail Solutions: IMBA&apos;s Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack<br />
  19. 19. Signage & communications<br />Directional signage on trails<br />Difficulty ratings on trails<br />PR pieces that promote trail etiquette<br />
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  21. 21. Sounds great.<br />Now what…?<br />
  22. 22. Opportunities for action<br />Coordinate volunteers<br />Mailing list? Website? Communication?<br />Work days<br />Clean ups, route recon/marking, clearing, building<br />Catawba Park area<br />Opportunity for trails? Connector route?<br />
  23. 23. Email for more info.<br />
  24. 24. Photos:<br />Cindy Cooley<br />Scott Miller<br />Ben Ullman<br /><ul><li>NikonErik
  25. 25. nywriter21</li></ul>Thank you!<br />