Accessibility is integral to trail development—it ensures that trails are available to all users, including people with disabilities—and we want to make sure that you have the tools and information you need to enhance accessibility on your trails.
This webinar provided an overview of the proposed Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) for shared-use paths. The webinar also covered federal funding resources for accessible trails, and highlighted accessibility interventions made on two Philadelphia trails.
- Juliet Shoultz, transportation systems engineer, U.S. Access Board Download Juliet's Presentation
- Christopher Douwes, community planner, Federal Highway Administration Download Christopher's Presentation (includes notes)
- Matt Ludwig, senior engineer, NV5 Download Matt's Presentation (includes notes)
- Yvonne Mwangi, trail resources and planning manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (moderator)
- Accessibility Page in the Trail-Building Toolbox: https://www.railstotrails.org/build-trails/trail-building-toolbox/design/accessibility/
- PROWAG (Full Text) - https://www.access-board.gov/prowag/
- Access Board Webinar: Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110937
- ADA National Network: 'The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ' https://adata.org/national-network
- ADA Centers: https://adata.org/find-your-region
- FHWA Accessibility Resource Library https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/accessibility/