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Accessible Surface Materials
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Does anyone know of any good surfacing materials for accessibility?  There are two applications I am exploring, an asphalt / paving alternative for trails that are in a floodplain, and a fire…Continue

Tags: firepits, trails, surfacing, accessibility

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leah Arnason Apr 11, 2016.

Gravel Crosswalk
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I am wondering if anyone has experience with accessibility around a gravel parking lot.  I want the trail network to clearly take priority over the parking lot and as such I want to clearly define…Continue

Tags: crosswalk, gravel, accessibility

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jun 14, 2015.

 

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Leah Arnason replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Accessible Surface Materials'
"It is kind of tough.  I guess we will leave it without colour differentiation, but I had hoped to find a solution, to indicate the hazard for visitors who would have a vision impairment. "
Apr 11, 2016
Doug Wright replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Accessible Surface Materials'
"I think that you will need to check with your gravel sources and see what they have.  It can vary widely depending on the source material.  I have done something where we used two different colors of gravel to denote parking and pedestrian…"
Apr 11, 2016
Tosh K replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Accessible Surface Materials'
"not around fire, but the recycled rubber surfaces are pretty nice - you can also use the gravel ones too (I would think the urethane binder is flammable thought)"
Apr 11, 2016
Tosh K replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Accessible Surface Materials'
"stone dust and oyster shells?"
Apr 11, 2016
Leah Arnason replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Accessible Surface Materials'
"Thank you for your reply, it is a really good suggestion.  I wonder if there is a road crush product in a substantially different color, because part of what we are trying to accomplish is to provide color and or texture contrast between the…"
Apr 8, 2016
Doug Wright replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Accessible Surface Materials'
"Leah - you might consider a 1/2 inch minus mix for the accessible surface adjacent to the fire pit.  This size material (including fines) when compacted seems to hold up under a variety of conditions and pedestrian use.  For materials in a…"
Apr 8, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Gravel Crosswalk'
"Are you just looking to outline a crosswalk across a gravel parking lot?"
Jun 14, 2015

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