Outdoor Developed Areas Accessibility Standards

accessibility standards for Federal outdoor developed areas 11 Trails Definition [F106 5] A trail is defined as a pedestrian route developed primarily for outdoor recre- ational purposes. Pedestrian routes that are developed primarily to connect accessible elements, spaces, and buildings within a site are not a trail. The Access Board is developing accessibility guidelines for sidewalks and shared-use paths. The key differences between accessible routes, sidewalks, shared-use paths, and trails are outlined in the appendix of this guide. New Trails [F2471] When a trail is designed for use by hikers or pedestrians and directly con- nects to a trailhead or another trail that substantially meets the technical requirements for trails, the trail must comply with the technical requirements. Do the Standards Apply? ¡ ¡ Is the trail designed for hiker or pedestrian use? ¡ ¡ Is the trail connected to a trailhead or an existing trail that sub- stantially meets the technical requirements for trails? The ABA Standards for trails apply when the answer to both questions above is “yes.”

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