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posted Apr 2, 2018
Questions and Answers to help trail managers respond to recent Department of Justice rule on Wheelchairs and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (updated February 19, 2011)
posted Mar 31, 2018
On March 15, 2011, new Department of Justice rules took effect, specifying the “other power-driven mobility devices” (OPDMD) that could be used on trails by “individuals with mobility disabilities.” If you manage a trail that is open to the public this rule applies to your facility.
Issues addressed by local and state governments on the DOJ rule for use of "Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices" on trails, bike paths, greenways, and pedestrian facilities.
posted Mar 30, 2018
American Trails Staff
On September 26, 2013 the U.S. Access Board issued new accessibility guidelines for outdoor areas on federal lands. The guidelines provide detailed specifications for accessible trails, picnic, and camping areas, viewing areas, beach access routes, and other components of outdoor developed areas when newly built or altered.
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation guidelines on accessible trails
California State Parks, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division
The guidelines are, in essence, a summary of the Federal and State accessibility regulations set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Title 24 building codes.
An important goal of this plan is to provide integrated recreational experiences for all visitors—with and without disabilities—employing the principles of universal design that are incorporated into these accessibility design guidelines.
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
This manual reviews Best Management Practices (“BMPs”) to utilize when planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining pedestrian trails for universal accessibility.
posted Feb 19, 2018
Peter Axelson with Beneficial Designs, Inc.,
Brandon Ross with City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department,
Nathan Tolbert with Beneficial Designs, Inc.
This program will provide an overview of the needs and processes surrounding assessments of trails and outdoor constructed features.
Dan Kleen with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC),
Karen Umphress with Up! Outside
Access for people with disabilities
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Engineered ramp along vertical wall brings pedestrians and bikers from sidewalk along Speer Blvd down to Cherry Creek Trail, Denver
Ramp in downtown Reno, Nevada to trail along Truckee River; note level landing above pedestrian
Ramp leads visitors from parking lot down the slope to rail trail on Withlacoochie State Trail, Florida
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R.J. Thomas Mfg. Company
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