Power-driven mobility issues:
Current Accessibility issues:
Resources and Library:
State and local land managers respond to Department of Justice rule on Wheelchairs and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices which took effect March 15, 2011
POLICIES and ASSESSMENTS on power-driven mobility devices for accessibility
Segways are only one kind of "other power-driven
mobility device" that may potentially be used by
individuals with mobility disabilities on trails
See Analysis of state and local OPDMD regulations and policies
Compiled by Stuart Macdonald, National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP) Manager, American Trails
The following are examples provided by local and state governments of policies and assessments for use of "Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices" on trails, bike paths, greenways, and pedestrian facilities.
• AR: Arkansas State Parks ADA Regulation on Mobility Devices (download pdf 76 kb)
• CA: California State Parks policy on Permssible Uses of Other Power Driven Mobility Devices (download pdf 1.2 mb)
FL: Florida's State Parks policy on Wheelchairs, Manually-Powered Mobility Aids and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD)
•IN: MOBILITY DEVICES ON INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES PROPERTIES
• MN: Rules regarding the use of other power driven mobility devices in DNR facilities and lands
• Jefferson County Open Space (CO)) Guidelines for use of "Other Power Driven Mobility Devices" on JCOS properties
(adopted March 15, 2011)
• Fort Collins (CO) Use of Electronic Personal Assistance Mobility Devices Policy
• Summit County (CO) Guidelines for "other power-driven mobility devices" on open space and trails
• Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Rio Grande Rail Trail Corridor Rules on the Use of Other Power Driven Mobility Devices
• Lancaster County Parks Department (PA) ADA Trail Accessibility Policy
• West Penn Trail (PA) Accessibility Policy on power-driven mobility devices
• Nashville Metro Parks (TN) "Power-driven Mobility Device ADA Access Policy for Trails, Bike Paths, Greenway Trails and Pedestrian Use Areas"
• Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority (CA) interim ADA policies
• Orange County Parks (CA) assessments of permissible or non-permissible OPDMD
• Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (CA) policy on Power Driven Mobility Devices
• Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (CA) interim policy on use of power-driven mobility devices
• Three Rivers Park District (MN) Interim Policy on Use of Power Driven Mobility Devices
May 14, 2011: Make way for Segways on the Rio Grande Trail
American Trails index on accessible trails, outdoor recreation, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
See DOJ ADA Website
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