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Iowa S Mississippi River Trail Plan

Author : David Plazak
ISBN : MINN:31951D02459205Q
Genre : Bicycle trails
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The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) is a world-class bicycle trail that will follow the Mississippi River all the way from its headwaters in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The trail is partially completed; much of it is still in the planning and development stages. When complete, the MRT will Link over 2,000 miles of recreational trails through 10 states, including 280 miles in Iowa. Designated as a National Millennium Trail, the MRT will preserve natural environments along the river, stimulate economic growth in river communities, and provide bicyclists access to a variety of landscapes, history, and culture. The Iowa Department of Transportation commissioned the Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University to develop a plan for a safe, economically beneficial, and scenic MRT route through Iowa. This report presents the MRT plan for Iowa. It is organized in the following chapters: Executive Summary; (1) Introduction - vision statement and objectives; (2) Iowa MRT Minimum Design Standards; (3) Iowa MRT Route Analysis; (4) Recommended Improvement Plan; (5) MRT Implementation; and (6) Estimated Benefits and Impacts of the Iowa MRT. Additional information is provided in the following appendices: (A) GIS Analysis for the MRT; (B) Iowa MRT Maps; (C) Public Input; (D) Public Comments; and (E) References.
Category: Bicycle trails

Rail Trails Iowa And Missouri

Author : Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
ISBN : 9780899978475
Genre : Travel
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Whether you're looking for a trail for a leisurely stroll, a bike ride with the family, or something a bit more challenging, you'll find it in this comprehensive trail guide highlighting the best, most highly rated trails in Rail-Trails Iowa and Missouri. Many of the trails were converted from unused railroad corridors to become some of the best multiuse rail-trails in the region. In this guidebook, experts from the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy present their list of 58 of the best trails and rail-trails in Iowa and Missouri. Explore the region's history by hitting the Frisco Highline Trail, retracing a 35-mile route of Harry Truman's "Whistlestop" campaign. Readers can also meander along farmlands and forests on the 21-mile T-Bone Trail in Iowa. In addition to details about each trail, Rail-Trails Iowa and Missouri provides information about trail amenities, including restrooms, parking facilities, and water fountains.
Category: Travel

Traffic Laws Commentary

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105128898108
Genre : Traffic regulations
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The Guide To Iowa S State Preserves

Author : Ruth Herzberg
ISBN : 9781609380083
Genre : Travel
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The Iowa state preserves system was created in 1965; a decade later, thirty preserves had been dedicated, including “six native prairies, a native White Pine stand, the state's only Sphagnum bog, a Balsam Fir stand, some of the oldest exposed rock outcrops in the world, an ancient fort, a fen, several Indian mound groups and a historical cemetery.” This new guide to all ninety Iowa state preserves—biological, geological, archaeological, historical, and scenic—describes the state's most treasured prairies and forests, quartzite outcrops and ice caves, and Indian mounds and wetlands as well as such historic sites as Fort Atkinson and Montauk. Each entry includes two-color, progressively scaled maps giving the location of the preserve within the state, within its county, relative to a nearby town (with a recommended driving route), and on the local landscape (using USGS 7.5-minute topo maps). Also included are written directions (using 911 street names and signs); a description of the preserve's size, features, and history; a list of nearby or similar preserves, parks, natural areas, and other attractions; recommended readings; and contact information. (There are a few exceptions for privately owned or fragile preserves.) For travelers, a map in the introduction numbers all the preserves both geographically and alphabetically by name. Although the preserves system emphasizes preservation rather than recreation, some preserves do have formal trails; some allow hunting, horseback riding, and canoeing; a few have museums or nature centers. This comprehensive guide allows visitors to plan active and informative visits to sites that highlight Iowa's natural and cultural heritage.
Category: Travel

Iowa In Motion

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ISBN : NWU:35556023532781
Genre : Transportation
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Plan seeks to develop, maintain and improve the transportation infrastructure needed to move people and goods efficiently and economically to the year 2020.
Category: Transportation

Great Lakes And Midwest Catalog

Author : Partners Book Distributing
ISBN : UOM:39015071443108
Genre : Booksellers' catalogs
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Category: Booksellers' catalogs

Iowa Curiosities

Author : Eric Jones
ISBN : 9780762761609
Genre : History
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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Hawkeye State has to offer!
Category: History

Bicycle Usa

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ISBN : PSU:000063841077
Genre : Cycling
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Category: Cycling

Preserving Freight And Passenger Rail Corridors And Service

Author : David P. Simpson
ISBN : 9780309097932
Genre : Railroads
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Efforts to preserve rail corridors or restore rail service to dormant rail alignments across the United States are very uneven. A handful of states have aggressive, well-funded programs to support the preservation or reuse of rail alignments; more states have modest programs to support short line operations on a case-by-case basis, but attach no value to corridor retention per se. In 2005, California completed what is perhaps the nations most comprehensive physical plant inventory of active and abandoned rail corridors; a review driven by interest in passenger rail and nonmotorized corridor interests. A foundation has been set to more fully lever these valuable alignments in this country's most populous state. This synthesis was undertaken to document current practices with respect to rail corridor preservation. State departments of transportation (DOTs), selected metropolitan planning organizations, commuter rail agencies, short line holding companies, and Class I rail carriers were all surveyed for information. Response rates to the survey were moderate, averaging 24%, and overall supporting the notion that preservation of rail alignments is not a high-priority issue in many jurisdictions. A handful of state respondents, however, had a great deal of experience and valuable observations on rail preservation policies and could be said to have become experts on this subject through their dealings with several dozen rail corridors over the past two decades. North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania DOTs each have serious, well-established rail sections and a history of successful preservation efforts.
Category: Railroads

Iowa Official Register

Author : Iowa. Secretary of State
ISBN : MINN:31951D00159351G
Genre : Iowa
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Category: Iowa

Sloane S Complete Book Of All Terrain Bicycles

Author : Eugene A. Sloane
ISBN : 9780671675875
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book contains more than 300 photographs and 75 detailed drawings illustrating everything from helmets to handlebars and brake maintenance to off-road racing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Traffic Laws Annotated

Author : National Committee on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordinances
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044124704
Genre : Traffic regulations
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