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Paved Trails - Cumulative Number of Visits

Desired Result: Above Target

Analysis of Performance

Trail visits are on track to meet the annual target. New sections of trail have been constructed in the southern section of the City. The Fossil Creek Trail has been extended From Trilby & Lemay to Carpenter Road/Hwy 392, with a new connection to the Power Trail. The Spring Creek Trail continues to have the most visits, followed by the Mason and Power trails. The Poudre Trail visits are expected to increase in the 3rd quarter with construction on the trail being completed in most areas.

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.