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Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices on Trails and Areas Open to Pedestrians

Creating and Implementing Policies for Accessibility and Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Trails and other areas open to the public for pedestrian use must also be open to motorized vehicles used by persons with mobility disabilities. Any type of motorized vehicle must be allowed unless the trail owner or operator creates specific written policies justifying restrictions.

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Pennsylvania Trail Design and Development Principles

Guidelines for Sustainable, Non-Motorized Trails

Non-motorized trails can be planned, designed, constructed, and managed in ways that are both physically and environmentally sustainable while creating desirable and enjoyable experiences for trail users.

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Trail Easements

A landowner may convey to another person the rights to create a trail, open it for public use and maintain it without the owner giving up ownership and enjoyment of the land through which the trail passes.

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Universal Access Trails and Shared Use Paths

Design, Management, Ethical, and Legal Considerations

How can trail groups, local governments and land trusts responsibly plan, develop and operate trails that are accessible by all people, including those with limited mobility? What are best management practices? What is legally required? When is universal accessibility not appropriate?

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