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ADA Regulations Regarding Other Power-Driven Mobility Device

2011
Excerpt from Americans with Disabilities Act rules pertaining to "other power-driven mobility device" issued on March 15, 2011.
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American Trails ADA Webpage

American Trails' webpage summarizes the Americans with Disabilities Act provisions regarding public trails and use of "other power-driven mobility devices". PDF represents the site as of 9/12/2011.
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Benefit of Greenways: A Pennsylvania Study

Organizations/Sources: PA Greenways Partnership Commission
The Benefits of Pennsylvania Greenways Report will be used as a foundation for future communication and outreach efforts focusing on educating the general public regarding the benefits that are and will continue to be provided by Pennsylvania greenways.
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Oct 16, 2009
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Black Rock Sanctuary Interpretive Trail

Authors: John Spencer
This is a case study of the creation of an interpretive trail in Chester County. This project established over 27 acres of new wetlands, bringing the total wetland acreage to over 46 acres on the site.
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Creating Connections: The Pennsylvania Greenways and Trail How-To Manual

Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Environmental Council
The purpose of this manual is to encourage citizens, civic organizations, governments and private enterprise to collaborate more effectively on greenway and trail development. It is intended to provide information and resources specific to Pennsylvania for greenway and trail planning, acquisition, construction and management.
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Duff Park and Trails Case Study

Authors: Betsy Aiken
This is a case study of Duff Park, which came into being via a partnership between the state, Murrysville, multiple community organizations, and various individuals. The park now includes a nature preserve containing an important old-growth deciduous forest and five miles of trails.
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Farmers Markets and Trails Map

2019
GIS map shows Pennsylvania land and water trails as well as locations of farm stands and markets.
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Greenways in the USA: Theory, Trends, Prospects

Authors: J. Ahern
This chapter is organised to address several objectives:
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Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Health

2016
Organizations/Sources: American Hiking Society
Walking is the key to numerous health benefits that are life-changing. Benefits such as a healthy body weight, lower blood pressure, and even an improved mental outlook. But walking sounds so...pedestrian. So American Hiking Society encourages walkers and would-be-walkers to mix it up a little and go for a hike—even an urban hike.
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Interim Procedure for the Use of Power-Driven Mobility Devices on Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuaries

2011
Organizations/Sources: Mass Audubon
This interim procedure provides guidelines for the use of other power-driven mobility devices (OPDMD) on land owned and/or managed by Massachusetts Audubon pursuant to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations amending the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title II regulation, 28 CFR Part 35, effective March 15, 2011. This procedure does not apply to wheelchairs which are permitted by law on all pedestrian trails.
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Lardner’s Point Park Greenway Case Study

Authors: Carolyn Wallis
This case study of the Lardner’s Point Park project in Bucks County discusses the initial component of a new public greenway along the North Delaware riverfront and the collaborative efforts of local and state resources involved in the funding and planning of the project.
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Outdoor Towns Toolkit

2019
This online toolkit lays out steps along a pathway to help make your town a great place to live, visit, and explore the outdoors. It is intended to be an entry-level website for use by self-motivated communities. It will encourage outdoor and nature-based community development by providing easy to access educational content, inspiring case studies, best practices, tools, templates, and links to available resources.
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Pennsylvania Annual Trail Reports

Annual reports compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Council about the state of trails in Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania Trail Design and Development Principles: Guidelines for Sustainable Non-Motorized Trails

2013
This guide presents a compilation of best practices and guidelines for the planning, design, construction, and management of non-motorized trails that are both physically and environmentally sustainable. It also presents techniques for developing trails that create desirable and enjoyable experiences for trail users.
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Pennsylvania Trail Gap Study

Study takes an inventory of trail gaps across Pennsylvania.
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Protect the Trail: A Guide to Protecting the Appalachian Trail for Lehigh Valley Municipalities

2010
Organizations/Sources: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Comprehensive guide about the role of municipalities in protecting the Appalachian Trail, which is cooperatively managed by the National Park Service and other federal and local entities.
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Trail and Path Planning: A Guide for Municipalities

2007
Organizations/Sources: Chester County Planning Commission
This guidebook presents ways that municipalities can address trail and path planning in their comprehensive plan, official map, zoning ordinance and subdivision and land development ordinance. It includes excerpts from ordinances and detailed drawings on how trails and sidewalks are to be constructed.
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Trail Easements

2015
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
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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Trails, Parkland, and People: Montgomery County Open Space Report

2015
Organizations/Sources: Montgomery County Planning Commission
This report is the result of a collaboration between Montgomery County’s open-space board and parks, trails, and historic sites advisory board. The two boards have reviewed the network of publicly available park, trail, natural, and historic assets in Montgomery County and identified opportunities to expand, enhance, protect, and connect those assets. The recommendations presented in this report are consistent with the goals and actions put forth in Montgomery County’s Montco 2040 comprehensive plan and are intended to provide the county commissioners with useful strategies as they consider and prioritize future open space opportunities, expenditures, and programs
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Trail Towns: Capturing Trail-Based Tourism

Organizations/Sources: Allegheny Trail Alliance
Recreational use of rivers and trails can bring new visitors to nearby communities. This guide is designed to help leaders in these communities take advantage of the economic opportunity that rides or walks into town. It will help you transform your town into a more inviting and memorable tourist destination, and in the process, make your town a better place for your own residents to live, work and play. Trail Towns will take you through an organization process; help you work with or create a local group focused on downtown revitalization; give you the tools to identify what your town needs to become a Trail Town; give you ideas as you start your town’s revitalization; and give you tips on how to make your hard work last over time.
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Trail User Survey Workbook: How to Conduct a Survey and Win Support for Your Trail

2005
Organizations/Sources: Rails to Trails Conservancy
This manual helps the reader implement a trail user survey and determine the economic impact a trail has on local communities. It discusses how to establish project goals, determine who to interview, choose a data collection methodology, create a questionnaire, collect and analyze data, and produce a report.
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Universal Access Trails and Shared Use Paths: Design, Management, Ethical, and Legal Considerations

2014
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
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? This manual addresses these questions in detail.
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Worksheets for Pennsylvania Trail Design and Development Principles

2013
This trail assessment form and trail management objective worksheet accompany the guide Pennsylvania Trail Design and Development Principles.
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York Heritage Rail Trail County Park User Survey

2001
Organizations/Sources: York County Rail-Trail Authority
The Heritage Rail Trail County Park was officially opened in August of 1999. The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of the users of the rail trail and to determine the economic impact of the trail on York County.
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