How can trail groups, local governments, and land trusts responsibly plan, develop, and operate trails that provide better accessibility for 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.

The first edition of this manual was published in 2014 under the title “Universal Access Trails and Shared Use Paths: Design, Management, Ethical, and Legal Considerations.” This greatly improved and expanded edition features extensive additional content including a new chapter dedicated to signage, a new section on inclusionary planning that goes beyond disability-related issues, new case studies, and many new and improved illustrations. In addition, much of the original text is updated, edited, and sometimes rewritten for clarity and length.
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