The Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District, as the managing agency for the county’s trail network, hired Alta to develop a Comprehensive Trails Plan for Riverside.

The Comprehensive Trails Plan analyzes the current trail segment assessment; catalogues the District’s inventory of existing trails and trail classifications; analyzes system gaps, property rights, and approaches for acquisition; develops context sensitive, sustainable trail design guidelines through analysis and recommendations of the current standards; and examines key policy issues related to trails such as land use, easements, liability, unsanctioned use, and illegal motorized trail use.

Alta also developed a plan for trail implementation and phasing; provided maps, signs, and wayfinding recommendations to support trail use; defined the District’s role as lead agency or manager of the County trails program; identified agencies for potential trails partnerships and recommend immediate and long-term funding models; provided a framework of recommendations that will serve as a blueprint for future trails planning, maintenance, and development; and developed and implemented a trail-user survey with data analysis to help inform the master plan.