Groenier, James Scott. 2006. Accessible Gates for Trails and Roads. 0623 2340. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 12 p.
This tech tip includes drawings for gates that can be used to close roads and trails to motorized vehicle access while still allowing access by wheelchairs and, in some cases, horses. When the Forest Service installs a gate, berm, or other type of restriction to block motorized vehicle access but encourages foot access, a passage 32 inches wide must be provided so a person using a wheelchair can get through (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Keywords: accessibility, all-terrain vehicles, ATVs, chicanes, horses, kissing gates, motorcycles, wheelchairs
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