Strategies can be implemented in phases to allow property owners and governments to enhance trails without extensive (and expensive) upfront investment while gaining momentum and buy-in for future projects.

Individual trails and the surrounding properties will benefit most from projects that are customized for their location using a mix of low-, moderate-, and high-investment strategies. This list is not comprehensive, and communities should consider their unique properties when developing specific strategies.

Icons of Strategies

Outdoor Strategies

Low-investment Strategies
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Landscaping
  • Bike Parking
  • Dog water bowls
  • Programmed events
  • Water station
Moderate-investment Strategies
  • Public art
  • On-site bike rentals
  • Bike tool stations
  • Dedicated repair station
  • Canopy/shade structure
  • Movable water hose
  • Open space for events
  • Wayfinding signage
High-investment Strategies
  • Bike part vending machine
  • Direct trail access
    • Trail widening
    • Sidewalks
    • Bike/ped bridges
    • Trail extension

Indoor Strategies

Low-investment Strategies
  • Free water refills
  • Discounts for trail users
  • Free restroom use
Moderate-investment Strategies
  • Dedicated bike storage
  • Locker facilities
High-investment Strategies
  • Bike valet
  • On-site bike mechanic
  • Shower facilities
  • Widened hallways
  • Bike elevators
  • Key-card protected storage