Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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Published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2013.      

36 CFR Part 1190
[Docket No. 2013-02]
RIN 3014-AA26

Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way; Shared Use Paths

AGENCY:  Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION:  Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

SUMMARY: We, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) announcing our intent to develop accessibility guidelines for shared used paths. Shared use paths are multi-use paths designed primarily for use by bicyclists and pedestrians, including pedestrians with disabilities, for transportation and recreation purposes. Shared use paths are physically separated from motor vehicle traffic by an open space or barrier, and are either within the highway right-of-way or within an independent right-of-way. We noted in the ANPRM that we are considering including accessibility guidelines for shared use paths in the accessibility guidelines that we are developing for sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. We subsequently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) requesting comments on proposed accessibility guidelines for pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. The NPRM did not include specific provisions for shared use paths. We are issuing this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to include specific provisions for shared use paths in the proposed accessibility guidelines for pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. The proposed accessibility guidelines would apply to the design, construction, and alteration of pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way, including shared use paths, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act, and would ensure that the facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

DATES:  Submit comments by May 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES:  Submit comments by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Regulations.gov ID for this docket is ATBCB-2013-0002.
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Include docket number ATBCB 2013-0002 in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: 202-272-0081.
  • Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Scott Windley, Access Board, 1331 F Street, NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111.

All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Windley, Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111. Telephone (202) 272-0025 (voice) or (202) 272-0028 (TTY). E-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Supplementary Information:

In this preamble, "we," "us," and "our" refer to the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board).