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Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine

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Orono, ME

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Trail usage data are critical to informing decisions about investments in new trails and infrastructure, the maintenance of existing trails and infrastructure, and management of trails. Maine, like many other states, lacks detailed and consistent data on trail use, and this lack of information complicates decision-making, investments, and planning. New data and technologies create opportunities for Maine to improve knowledge of trail use, increase outdoor recreation experiences associated with these trails and strengthen the economic and community impacts of these trails. In collaboration with Maine's Office of Outdoor Recreation, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, and the Maine Trails Coalition, we completed this project to assess the potential for using new data resources made available by StreetLight to document trail usage in Maine.


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