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posted Jul 14, 2020

Wayfinding Signs: Who, What, When, Where, and Why

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Wayfinding signs are the perfect way to easily communicate with trail users and keep them safe and oriented on the trail.

categories: Design and Building, Signs & Interpretation

posted Jun 15, 2020

Prepare to Launch!

by National Park Service

Guidelines for accessing, designing, and building launch sites for carry-in watercraft.

categories: Design and Building

posted May 13, 2020

Submit Your Trail Infrastructure Projects for CARES Act Funding

by Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.

categories: Design and Building, Multi-use Trails, Trail Amenities / Structures, Trail Construction, Trail Design

posted Feb 5, 2020

Accessibility in the National Park Service

by National Park Service

While notable advancements have been made, much is needed to break down the barriers and embrace greater inclusivity. Parks, programs, and leaders across the service need more education, guidance, support, and resources to create more welcoming experiences for a broad spectrum of audiences.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails

published May 1, 2008

Best Practices of Accessibility in Parks and Recreation: A Delphi Survey of National Experts in Accessibility

by Alison Voight, Gary Robb, Jennifer Skulski, Deborah Getz, Debbie Scharven

As a result of frequent inquiries regarding best practices from practitioners, NCA initiated this research study in order to ascertain which practices in the field of parks and recreation accessibility management exceed the minimum standards set forth by the ADA and other disability-related legislation.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails

published Nov 1, 2001

Visitor Expectations and Perceptions of Program and Physical Accessibility in the National Park Service

by Rachel J. C. Chen, PhD

The purpose of the study was to identify the perceptions of people with disabilities relative to program and physical accessibility in the National Park Service.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails

posted Feb 5, 2020

Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines; Outdoor Developed Areas

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), are issuing a final rule that amends the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines by adding scoping and technical requirements for camping facilities, picnic facilities, viewing areas, trails, and beach access routes constructed or altered by or on behalf of federal agencies. The final rule ensures that these facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails

published Jan 1, 1993

Beach Access: Assist Devices and Surfaces

A Research Report of the National Center of Accessibility Original Study Conducted at Bradford Woods (1993)

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails, Surfacing

published Jan 1, 2011

Universal Accessibility of "Accessible" Fitness and Recreational Facilities for Persons With Mobility Disabilities

by Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos with McMaster University, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis with McMaster University

This study descriptively measured the universal accessibility of “accessible” fitness and recreational facilities for Ontarians living with mobility disabilities.

categories: Design and Building, Accessible Trails

posted Feb 3, 2020

WSDOT Shared-Use Path Design Manual

by Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

A Washington State DOT guide to designing shared-use paths.

categories: Design and Building, Multi-use Trails

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Morton Trails, LLC

Thetford Center, Vermont

Founded by two-time Olympian John Morton, Morton Trails provides expert guidance in the planning, design, and construction of sport and recreational trail systems for cross country skiing, walking, running, hiking, bikin...


543 Old Strong Rd, Thetford Center, Vermont 05075
(802) 785-4229 • [email protected]

Barry Smith Trails

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Barry Smith Trails specializes in the design, layout, and construction of quality hiking, biking/multi-use trails.


3310 Center St, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419
(423) 400-4109 • [email protected]

Tierra Right of Way Services

Tucson, Arizona

Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd., is a diverse land services firm offering turnkey right of way acquisition and relocation, environmental, cultural resource, and CAD/GIS services to private and public clients throughou...


Primary: 1575 E. River Road, Suite 201, Tucson, Arizona 85718
(800) 887-0847

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