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posted Apr 3, 2018

Children’s Center Trail Project Breaks Down Barriers

This trail includes sections made of different materials that can teach children with disabilities how to maneuver on surfaces such as rubber, pea gravel, mulch, boardwalk decking, and concrete pavers.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: youth and kids on trails, accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 2, 2018

Accessible Trail Opens Michigan’s Ocqueoc Falls to All

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway leads visitors to the only publicly owned waterfall in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 2, 2018

Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way

Public comment period closed February 2, 2012 on the new "Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way"

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Apr 2, 2018

Q&A on Wheelchairs and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices Ruling

by Stuart Macdonald

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)

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails, bollards

posted Mar 31, 2018

Basic Facts on Department of Justice Rule on Power-Driven Mobility Devices for Accessibility

by Stuart Macdonald

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.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: mobility devices, accessibility and accessible trails

posted Mar 31, 2018

Analysis of Policies Addressing Trail Accessibility Rule on Power-Driven Mobility Devices

by Stuart Macdonald

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.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: mobility devices, accessibility and accessible trails

posted Mar 30, 2018

Access Board issues ABA Final Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, including accessible trails, on federal lands

by 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.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Mar 30, 2018

Tennessee Greenways and Trails Program Accessibility Guidelines

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation guidelines on accessible trails

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Mar 30, 2018

California State Parks Accessibility Guidelines

by 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.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails
tags: accessibility and accessible trails

posted Mar 13, 2018

Sand Creek Greenway is a Trail through Industrial Landscape

by Mark Wilcox with American Society of Landscape Architects

Sand Creek in Commerce City, Colorado, is a trail within an active industrial corridor that includes petroleum refineries, chemical plants, irrigation ditches, and gravel mining operations.

categories: Design and Building
tags: greenways and open space, partnerships

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15 Union Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts 01840
(800) 425-4887 • [email protected]

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East Montpelier, Vermont
802-522-9856 • [email protected]

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