The FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana (RTPL) will provide the opportunity to generate innovative solutions for issues facing motorized and nonmotorized trail users and managers in Louisiana. Projects should further a specific trail-related goal in the current Louisiana Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) or in a local/regional strategic and/or comprehensive plan.
The SCORP identifies trails and trail development as one of Louisiana’s top five priorities and strategies. The strategy is to develop all types of trails- urban corridor trails, multi-use trails, scenic trails, off-road vehicle trails, nature trails, dedicated use trails, levee trails, rail trails, bike and pedestrian trails, paddling trails, equine trails, etc.
In general, trails provide safe methods of alternative and active transportation, connections to community recreation, opportunities for passive recreation, and universal access to recreation. Specific goals are to promote exercise and physical fitness through recreation in our great outdoors and increased utilization of outdoor recreation areas.
For permitted grant uses, see https://www.lastateparks.com/sites/default/files/2024-01/2025%20LRTP%20application-%2011-26-21%20%281%29.pdf#page=4.
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