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UNDERSTANDING ACCESSIBILITY AND BUILDING BETTER TRAILS
Coordinated by American Trails, a proud member of the National Trails Training Partnership

Date: Thursday October 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $99 (includes lunch)

The objectives of this one-day workshop are to teach participants:

  • current accessibility requirements and legal issues
  • introduction to the Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP)
  • benefits of sustainable trail design
  • analysis and problem solving for accessibility

Sustainability has many facets, including environmental, social and economic sustainability. Sustainable trails are better for the environment because they minimize trail impacts on the surrounding environment. Trail users of all abilities benefit from and contribute to the social sustainability of the trail. A broader spectrum of trail users builds more public support for the trail and the benefits that it provides. Sustainable trail design ensures a high probability of compliance with the proposed recreation trail accessibility guidelines. Sustainable trails are also better from an economic perspective because of the decreased costs for maintenance and environmental protection.



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Won by Joe Walker, from Denton, Texas:

 

 


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