As our population ages, a growing number of people will face limits to their outdoor recreational activities. In addition, regardless of age, many people can face health issues or disabilities. But these age, health or physical limitations do not mean a reduction in the interest in nature, wildlife, physical exercise and recreation; the limits do mean an increased challenge to those planning and managing trail experiences.
Planning and managing universal access trails or shared-use pathways requires adherence to specific design parameters; so too does designing and building for sustainability. Not surprisingly, principles of universal design also encourage sustainable practices. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of best management practices and regulations when implementing universal access on trails and pathways. Emphasis will be on developing practical strategies for universal access and examples of successful projects.