The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments regarding proposed management guidance for the siting, construction and maintenance of single-track bike trails on New York State ‘Forever Wild’ Forest Preserve land in the Adirondack Park.
The APA and DEC will accept comments until September 29, 2017.
The guidance is expected to establish criteria for building designated non-motorized bicycle trails on Forest Preserve lands classified as Wild Forest. “Trail guidance is intended to establish reasonable access for bicycle use in a manner that ensures trails are sustainable and have minimal effects on the environment and character of the Forest Preserve,” an APA press announcement said.
The proposed guidance addresses trail style, riding opportunities and specific design and construction techniques such as alignment; Grading; Drainage; Parallel Feature Trail; Insloped Corners; and Side Slope Management.
The proposed Bicycle Trail Guidance for the Adirondack Park can be downloaded as a pdf here.
Address all written comments pertaining to the proposed guidance and its conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan to:
Deputy Director for Planning
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Fax: (518) 891-3938, email SLMP_Comments@apa.ny.gov.
Submit all written comments to the APA by September 29, 2017.
Photo by Phil Brown: Hardy Road bike trails in Nov. 2016.