TrailsTrail accessibility now is more clear for recreational trails covered under the Architectural Barriers Act. Changes were made and "Shared Use Trails" were not addressed under these guidelines. They will be addressed later in the "Public Rights Away" rule making process. Accessibility for all newly constructed and renovated pedestrian and hiking trails must be considered to determine whether there is an exception or conditional departure, which may exempt part of the trail or design from the Americans with Disabilities Act 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design or the FinalGuidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas.
For More Information
- Final Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas
- U.S. Department of Justice 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Photograph shows an accessible trail at Lake Sylvia State Park.
Photograph shows walkers on Anacortes' Thompson Trail.
Photograph shows a gravel trail in Anacortes.