Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Part II

Best Practices Design Guide

Federal Highway Administration

The Guidebook has been divided into four distinct segments:

* Understanding the User
* Sidewalk Development
* Trail Development
* Appendices

Understanding the User (Chapters 1 and 2) addresses the general benefits of sidewalks and trails, the history behind disability rights legislation, and the needs and abilities of sidewalk and trail users. Sidewalk Development (Chapters 3 through 11) provides a comprehensive approach to creating accessible sidewalk networks. It addresses a broad array of sidewalk topics including planning, design, and maintenance. Chapters 12 through 18 are contained within Trail Development, which provides planning, assessment, and design guidance for trails.

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Engineering, Health, Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Plans and Policies

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