Appendix C: Trails Projects Data Request

FY 2004 Trails Projects

The Access Board is collecting information on trails construction and alteration projects undertaken by Federal agencies in FY 2004 as part of a regulatory assessment of the costs and benefits of proposed accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas. There will be a conference call on Tuesday, April 19 at 12:00 noon (EDT) to go over the form. To participate in the conference call, call 888-456-0362 and enter this pass code: 31263.

If you have questions as you complete the form, please call or e-mail the following individuals at the Access Board:

Bill Botten 202-272-0014 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peggy Greenwell 202-272-0017 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jim Raggio 202-272-0040 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 13, 2005

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1. What type of work did the project involve?
____Construction of a new trail
____Alterations to change the original purpose, intent, or design of the trail
____Maintenance and repair to return the trail to the standards or conditions
to which it was originally designed and built

If the project involved maintenance and repair work, do not complete the form.

2. Does the newly constructed or altered trail connect to a designated trailhead
or another accessible trail? Yes____ No____

If the answer to the above question is no, do not complete the form.

3. Briefly describe the scope of work of the project (e.g., constructed 1.2 miles of
trail).

4. Briefly describe the trail surface.

6. What was the total cost of the project?

7. If the Architectural Barriers Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act did not
exist, check (√) all of the following design criteria that would be followed when
constructing or altering the trail:
____ Firm and stable surface
____ Clear tread width 36 inches minimum
____ Running slope not exceed 1:20

8. If the technical provisions in the proposed accessibility guidelines summarized
below were not met when constructing or altering the trail, check the technical
provisions that were not met.

Check (√) Technical Provisions Not Met

 

Firm and stable surface

 

Clear tread width 36 in. min.

 

Clear width not reduced by protruding objects

 

Openings not permit passage of ½ in. diameter sphere

Elongated openings perpendicular or diagonal to dominant direction of travel

Elongated openings parallel to dominant direction of travel permitted if opening does not permit passage of ¼ in. diameter sphere

 

Tread obstacles not exceed 2 in. max.

 

Passing space provided at 1000 ft. intervals where clear tread width less than 60 in.

 

Cross slope not exceed 1:20

 

Running slope:

1:20 or less for any distance

1:12 max. for 200 ft. max.

1:10 max. for 30 ft. max.

1:8 max. for 10 ft. max.

No more than 30 percent of trail exceeds 1:12 running slope.

 

Resting intervals 60 in. long min. and as wide as segment leading to resting interval provided where running slope exceeds 1:20 at distances no greater than:

200 ft. apart where running slope is 1:12 max.

30 ft. apart where running slope is 1:10 max.

10 ft. apart where running slope is 1:8 max.

Resting interval slope not exceed 1:33 in all directions

 

Where edge protection provided, edge 3 in. high min.

9. Exceptions are permitted to specific technical provisions where compliance with
the provision would:
(1) Cause substantial harm to cultural, historic, religious, or significant
natural features or characteristics;
(2) Substantially alter the nature of setting or the purpose of the facility;
(3) Require construction methods or materials prohibited by federal, state or
local law; or
(4) Not be feasible due to terrain or prevailing construction practices.

Do any of these conditions apply to the trail? Yes ____ (Condition #: _____)
No _____

10. Where exemptions are permitted to specific technical provisions and any of the
conditions listed below apply, the trail is not required to comply with the
proposed accessibility guidelines beyond first point where the condition applies,
unless one of the scenarios discussed in questions 10 or 11 is present:
(1) Combination of running slope and cross slope exceeds 40 percent for over 20 ft.;
(2) Trail obstacle 30 in. high or more runs across full tread width;
(3) Trail surface neither firm nor stable for 45 ft. or more;
(4) Tread width less than 12 in. for 20 ft. or more; or
(5) Trail not required to comply with technical provisions for more than 15 percent of trail length.

Do any of these conditions apply to the trail? Yes ____ (Condition #: _____)
No _____

11. Where the trail is 500 feet or less, the trail is required to comply with the
proposed accessibility guidelines. Is the trail 500 feet or less? Yes____ No ____

12. Where there is a prominent feature less than 500 ft. from the trailhead, the trail
segment to the prominent feature is required to comply with the proposed
accessibility guidelines. Is there a prominent feature less than 500 ft. from the
trailhead? Yes____ No ____

13. Fill-in the information requested below for other trail projects undertaken in the
past five years.

Year Trail Miles Tread Width Trail Surface Cost

 

Year

Trail Miles

Tread Width

Trail Surface

Cost