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published Dec 31, 2010

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.


published Mar 15, 2011

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.


published Sep 26, 2013

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.


published Dec 1, 1999

Tennessee Greenways and Trails Program Accessibility Guidelines

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation guidelines on accessible trails


published Jan 1, 2009

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.


published Dec 1, 2009

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.


published Jul 1, 2005

Trails and Golf Courses: Best Practices on Design and Management

by Alta Planning + Design

Golf courses, with their large expanses of undeveloped land, can appear to be a tempting place to locate a trail or bikeway in a community seeking to overcome gaps in their trail system.


published Jun 1, 2009

Using Crushed Rock to Improve Trail Drainage and Stability

An Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.


published Jun 26, 2014

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS from webinar on Mountain Trail Sustainability

by Hugh Duffy with National Park Service

Webinar Follow up Questions & Answers, by Hugh Duffy, National Park Service


posted Jan 24, 2018

How Accessible Recreation Facilities Benefit Everyone

by R. Brian Kermeen with USDA Forest Service

Like most areas managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the central Sierra Nevada has steep and mountainous terrain. Most of our facilities evolved over time or were designed 30 years ago with no consideration for the needs of persons with disabilities.


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IMBA Trail Solutions

Boulder, Colorado

IMBA Trail Solutions is the international leader in singletrack development. Our wealth of expertise has allowed us to develop the current guidelines for the creation of sustainable, enjoyable trails and bike parks that ...


PO Box 20280, Boulder, Colorado 80308
(303) 545-9011 • [email protected]

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E.T. Techtonics

Alum Bank, Pennsylvania

E.T. Techtonics, a Creative Pultrusions Product Line, supplies fiberglass pedestrian bridges to national, state, and local trail and park systems nationwide, as well as to commercial and private clients.


214 Industrial Lane, Alum Bank, Pennsylvania 15521
(814) 839-4186

Applied Trails Research

State College, Pennsylvania

Planning, design and management for outdoor recreation. Services include implementation, research, assessments and geo-spatial analyses and visualization.


1310 N Allen St, State College, Pennsylvania 16803
(443) 629-2630 • [email protected]

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