Universal Design of Trails

Universal Design of Trails

Universal design of wilderness trails is key to provide people of all ability levels with access to nature. Listed here are links to various access plans in parks around North America.

Accessibility in California Parks http://access.parks.ca.gov/

Alberta Trailnet. 2001. Trail builder’s companion: for the planning and development of recreation trails in Alberta. 184pp.

American Trails Organization:

Anonymous.1999. FireSmart. Alberta Environment and others. Various paging.

Capital Regional District Parks. 2003. Everyone’s Parks and Trails: A Universal Access Plan for CRD Parks. Victoria, British Columbia. http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/documents/access_plan.pdf

Federal Highway Administration, US Department of Transportation. 2001. Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access. Part II of II: Best Practices Design Guide


Fieldfare Trust: Promoting Countryside Access


Mississauga Accessibility Design Handbook http://www.mississauga.ca/file/COM/Accessibility_DesignHandbook3.pdf

Ontario’s Best Trails, Guidelines and Best Practices for the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Sustainable Trails for All Ontarians – Trails for All Ontarians Collaborative. 2006.

http://www.abilitiescentre.org/trails/index.html and http://www.abilitiescentre.org/trails/chapter2.html

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