EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Massachusetts (Biketrails, 2004)

Description
This dataset, formerly named "Rail Trails," was created by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (formerly DEM - Dept. of Environmental Management) for the purpose of regional planning and mapping. In 2002 the layer was updated and renamed "Bicycle Trails". The linework in this layer represents trails which all permit bicycle travel or corridors with conversion potential; however, bicycles are not the exclusive travel mode permitted on these trails. The manager or owner of the trail should be contacted for detailed information about the permitted uses and rules of conduct that are specific to that trail. Most such corridors use, or connect to, old railway lines. The trails represented in this layer are open to bicycling as well as some combination of activities such as walking, jogging, rollerblading, skiing, horse riding, snowmobiling, etc, though there are many other trails in the state that are considered multi-use but which are not included in this layer.At scales of 1:50,000 or smaller the data is reliable for all trails; At scales 1:50,000 and larger the data quality of some trails may be significantly inaccurate. This data set is stored as a single statewide layer in ArcSDE BIKETRAILS_ARC.
Publisher
Massachusetts Office of Geographic and Environmental Information (MassGIS)
Year
2004
Held by
MIT
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