Linn County Trails Association

LCTA is an all-volunteer organization supporting the development of nature trails for recreation and commuting in Linn County, Iowa.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trail Map Feedback Requested

The LCTA Trail Map Planning Committee is seeking your input and feedback on the current "Metro Area Trails Guide" maps that have been distributed on the area nature trails and around the community. What do you like about the maps? What do you dislike? What do you find confusing about them? What would you like to see added in future printings of the map?

Leave your comments here on the blog, and thanks for your feedback!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have saved one of the old maps because it has dots for every mile along CVNT. That is very helpful for planning scout trips w/stops, etc. I would love to see some subtle mile markings on the new map!

November 04, 2006 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I concur with the need for mile indications on the trail map.

November 04, 2006 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see some warning symbols (a red stop sign?) or note to remind trail users to very cautious and careful at the 42nd street and 1st avenue crossings. Perhaps all the major street crossings could be included (Blairs Ferry, 16th ave.), but particularly those first two.

November 04, 2006 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be nice to have public water sources located. Also restrooms.

November 04, 2006 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please put mile marks (like the dots on one of the
old maps I've saved) on the trails. That is very helpful for planning
scout trips w/stops, etc. and for regular riding too.

November 05, 2006 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Rich Patterson said...

Please be sure to include the Cedar Greenbelt National Recreation Trail, Iowa's third NRT. It is here at the Nature Center and is not multi use. It's a pedestrian trail designed for intimate contact with nature and to provide solitude and exercise.

November 05, 2006 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't put proposed trails on it unless we have a firm idea when they will be funded and constructed. And then print that estimated date on the map beside the trail. For example the Dry Creek Trail. When will it be funded? At least lets get it connected from the Boyson Trail to under C Ave to Council St. Come on, we can do that now, can't we? No offense to those that live on the south side of town but I really think this trail has higher priority than all the rest since it is in a densely populated area and will be used much more than the other trails that are being planned.

November 06, 2006 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it might be useful to have a short description of the rights/responsibilities of riders at traffic intersections, as a text insert somewhere on the map. One blog post already identifed the 42nd St and the 1St Ave crossing. I think the rights of bicycles at 1st Ave is (are?) commonly misunderstood, perhaps even by me. Maybe a couple of lines from Iowa State code or an interpretation from CR Police would help guide users on what to do or expect at 1st Ave crossing.

I also agree with putting the mile markings on the map.

November 27, 2006 1:33 PM  

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