Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access

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Author: Peter Axelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: People with disabilities

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This report focuses on how sidewalks and trails can be made accessible and usable by the widest possible segment of the population. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, a project to research existing conditions on sidewalks and trails for people with disabilities was designed in two parts. Part I, covers literature surveys, site surveys and interviews along with the history of accessibility legislation, travel characteristics of the disabled and engineering and construction design practices. Part II provides data on implementing the requirements of parts of two acts, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Trails for the Twenty-First Century

Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails

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Author: Charles Flink,Kristine Olka,Robert Searns,Robert Rails to Trails Conservancy

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 159726346X

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

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Communities across the country are working to convert unused railway and canal corridors into trails for pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders, and others, serving the needs of both recreationists and commuters alike. These multi-use trails can play a key role in improving livability, as they offer an innovative means of addressing sprawl, revitalizing urban areas, and reusing degraded lands. Trails for the Twenty-First Century is a step-by-step guide to all aspects of the planning, design, and management of multi-use trails. Originally published in 1993, this completely revised and updated edition offers a wealth of new information including. •discussions of recent regulations and federal programs, including ADA and TEA-21 •recently revised design standards from AASHTO •current research on topics ranging from trail surfacing to conflict resolution •information about designing and building trails in brownfields and other •environmentally troubled landscapes Also included is a new introduction that describes the importance of rail-trails to the sustainable communities movement, and an expanded discussion of maintenance costs. Enhanced with a wealth of illustrations, Trails for the Twenty-First Century provides detailed guidance on topics such as: taking a physical inventory and assessment of a site; involving the public and meeting the needs of adjacent landowners; understanding and complying with existing legislation; designing, managing, and promoting a trail; and where to go for more information. It is the only comprehensive guidebook available for planners, landscape architects, local officials, and community activists interested in creating a multi-use trail.

Planning and Urban Design Standards

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Author: American Planning Association,Frederick R. Steiner,Kent Butler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118550765

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

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The new student edition of the definitive reference on urbanplanning and design Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition is theauthoritative and reliable volume designed to teach students bestpractices and guidelines for urban planning and design. Edited from the main volume to meet the serious student's needs,this Student Edition is packed with more than 1,400 informativeillustrations and includes the latest rules of thumb for designingand evaluating any land-use scheme--from street plantings to newsubdivisions. Students find real help understanding all thepractical information on the physical aspects of planning and urbandesign they are required to know, including: * Plans and plan making * Environmental planning and management * Building types * Transportation * Utilities * Parks and open space, farming, and forestry * Places and districts * Design considerations * Projections and demand analysis * Impact assessment * Mapping * Legal foundations * Growth management preservation, conservation, and reuse * Economic and real estate development Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition providesessential specification and detailing information for various typesof plans, environmental factors and hazards, building types,transportation planning, and mapping and GIS. In addition, expertadvice guides readers on practical and graphical skills, such asmapping, plan types, and transportation planning.

Report

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Highway research

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