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published Jan 2004

Trail Tools: Pounding and Hammering Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used pounding and hammering Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Oct 2017

A Model for Accessibility: Learning on Crotched Mountain Trails

by Peter Jensen with Peter S. Jensen & Associates

A sustainable trails that complies with the trail accessibility guidelines without changing the setting or outdoor experience.


published Jan 2009

Cornelia, Georgia Builds Accessible Trails

The Universal Trail Assessment Process helps Cornelia, Georgia receive recreational trails funding for trail improvements.


published May 2012

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.


published Sep 2015

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.


published Feb 2012

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"


published Sep 2010

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)


published Mar 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 Dec 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 Sep 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.


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Bears Playgrounds

Lima, New York

Bears Playgrounds create nature inspired playgrounds and other products which enhance children's environments.


7577 E. Main Street, Lima, New York 14485
Toll Free: (877) 807-7529 | Main: 585-624-5694 • [email protected]

ContourLogic LLC

Boulder, Colorado

ContourLogic specializes in Planning + Design for smart trail systems. We also provide Development, Training + Construction Management.


PO Box 20054, Boulder, Colorado 80308
(720) 304-3680 • [email protected]>

RCP Shelters, Inc.

Stuart, Florida

RCP Shelters creates outdoor furniture for every personality, environment & occasion. Allow us to create a welcoming and relaxing conversation area in your park or playground site with one of our outdoor benches. RCP She...


2100 SE Rays Way, Stuart, Florida 34994
(866) 426-8660 • [email protected]

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