The multi-colored teardrop symbol is a design which signifies “sustainability.” The Duluth Area Trails Alliance was founded upon the principles of sustainability – sustainable modes of transportation, sustainably designed and developed trails, and promoting activities which support a sustainable environment and community.
The figures on the logo represent human powered transportation and trail use. The Duluth Area Trails Alliance advocates for and promotes human powered transportation and trail use – hiking, walking, running, skating; mountain bicycling, road bicycling, unicycling, bicycle commuting; cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating. The figures are not intended to single out or exclude a particular human powered activity, but are universal symbols intended to signify different forms of human powered transportation and shared use human powered trails and routes.
This logo will provide a distinctive, easily recognizable symbol for shared use, sustainable, human powered transportation and trails in the Duluth Area. It will be easily recognizable on trail signs and posts and other locations where a symbol is needed.