The Path Less Pedaled: An Assessment Of The North Cheshire Rail Trail In Southwestern New Hampshire

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The Path Less Pedaled: An Assessment Of The North Cheshire Rail Trail In Southwestern New Hampshire

Description

This study examines a bicycle and pedestrian trail between Keene and Walpole, NH that provides recreation opportunities for local residents and seasonal visitors. The trail accommodates a variety of activities throughout the year. Our study focuses on trail conditions and the potential for the rail trail to encourage tourism in the Monadnock Region. Data from trail users and local businesses were obtained through surveys administered on the trail and through an online survey platform. These were statistically analyzed to identify trends. Data on trail conditions and use were obtained from traffic counters, GPS trackers, and visual observations. Using GIS, trail conditions were individually rated in terms of surface material, texture, and moisture, then the three ratings were combined into a final score of trail 'ridability.' A final map of trail condition rankings and amenities was produced to help promote the trail and surrounding towns as a cycling tourism destination.
Christopher Brehme

Contributor

Keene State College

Creator

Katherine Wood
Varick Parizo
Lena Fontana

Date

2015-04-11

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7617

Language

en_US

Subject

Geography

Type

Presentation

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