Public pathways have become more and more an integral part of transportation networks in today’s world. Once seen as almost purely recreational facilities, they are now planned and designed for recreation, as safe alternatives to on-street riding for the young and the elderly, and as a convenient, uninterrupted, point-to-point commuting option. They also serve to reduce on-street congestion and increase energy efficiency in our society as a whole.
Nelson Engineering has a significant history with public pathways. Our staff have played prominent roles in the advocacy for, and the planning, design, construction contract administration, and utilization of pathways for the last two decades. In fact, the first public pathway design produced by a member of our firm was completed in 1979. Since then, we’ve had the opportunity contribute to the development of well-designed and constructed pathways throughout the state of Wyoming.
In addition to our focus on the recreational, connectivity, and mobility aspects of pathways, we are committed to the safety of pathways, particularly with respect to the safety of children. Accordingly, Nelson Engineering has actively participated in the Safe Routes to School program in both advocacy and design roles.
Millennium Trail Wilson, Wyoming
Russ Garaman Trail Jackson, Wyoming
Conoco Pipeline Pathway Green River, Wyoming
Airport Road Pathway (Worland Area Trails Project) Washakie County, Wyoming
Henry’s Road Pathway (during and after construction) Teton County, Wyoming