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Accessible trail routes to beaches and fishing areas

 

Improving accessibility to outdoor recreation: solutions for beaches, rivers, and lakes. Three examples of accessible trails to a fishing pond (Bettendorf, Iowa), and two beaches along the Colorado River in Utah. Various types of paving and surface hardening are used to improve access for people uising wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) calls these outdoor recreation access routes (ORARs). See more on proposed guidelines for beach access routes and accessible trails. (Commentary and photos by Stuart Macdonald)

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