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Rail Trail Establishment Guidelines

We have produced a manual on CD-ROM outlining the the steps to get a rail trail established. It includes an extensive array of documents in the appendix that would be of assistance to those thinking of establishing a rail trail or maintaining an open rail trail.

You can download the base document (500KB PDF document).

The appendices are only on the CD-ROM, which can be obtained by contacting us.

Contents:

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. General
1.2. What Are Rail Trails
1.3. Why Are They Popular
1.4. Where Are They
1.5. What about Rails-with-Trails!
1.6. Railtrails Australia's Role
1.7. About Railtrails Australia
2. ESTABLISHING A COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
2.1. Initial Concepts
2.2. Feasibility Studies
2.3. Management Models
2.4. Funding
3. INFRASTUCTURE
3.1. Trail Surfaces
3.2. Bridges
3.3. Signage
3.4. Fencing and Access Control
3.5. Code of Conduct for Trail Users
3.6. Logo
4. PROMOTION
5. APPENDICES (From Australia) [on CD-ROM only]
6. APPENDICES (From Overseas) [on CD-ROM only]
7. APPENDIX H - Rail Trail Consultants [on CD-ROM only]