Trail Planning Community Service Curriculum

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Weigand, Lynn
Portland State University Library
Trails -- Oregon -- Planning; Outdoor recreation -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area; Transportation planning -- Curriculum; Portland State University -- Curriculum; Transportation; Urban Studies and Planning
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The objective of this project was to develop a new trail planning curriculum and conduct a regional trail research project in the Portland metropolitan area. The curriculum was created for a community service-based, University Capstone course at Portland State University (PSU), with Metro (regional government) as the community course partner. Project goals included: Expanding opportunities for undergraduate students to study trail design and planning for transportation and recreational walking and bicycling; Providing practical application of knowledge to a trail planning project through research and data collection on trail use; Raising awareness of bicycle and pedestrian travel among students in disciplines other than planning and engineering; Fostering continuing involvement and interest in regional bicycle and pedestrian travel and trail development; Conducting research on the amount and type of use of identified regional trails to demonstrate their value in the regional transportation network; and Providing a model for trail planning and research curriculum.