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Paved Trails - Cumulative Number of Visits

Desired Result: Above Target

Analysis of Performance


Trail visits are on track to exceed the annual target. New sections of trail completed in late 2014 and early 2015 in the south and east quadrants of the City (Stanton Creek and Power Trail) along with the Poudre Trail re-opening between Lee Martinez Park and Taft Hill Rd. have all contributed to incrreased visits in 2015.

Metric Definition

The total number of people accessing and utilizing the City's paved trails system.

Why Is This Important?

This metric provides an indication of the popularity of trails which, in turn, indicates how well the trail system is meeting the needs of the community.

City Organization Impact on Performance

High - Park Planning and Development influences this metric by providing an accessible, well-planned paved trail system that serves the community's trail commuters and recreational users.

Benchmark Information

This metric contains no benchmark data due to the lack of comparable data. There is no accepted standard for what qualifies as a trail; for example some communities includes paved surfaces within neighborhood parks. There is also no standard method for the calculations used to determine the number of visits.