The following policies concern the use of mobility devices by individuals with mobility impairments.
- Wheelchairs and similar devices built specifically for mobility disabilities are allowed. Individuals with mobility disabilities are permitted to use wheelchairs and manually powered mobility aids, such as walkers, crutches, canes, braces, or other similar devices designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities in any areas open to pedestrian use. The organization recognizes and adheres to the ADA definition of wheelchair listed in the definitions section of this policy.
- Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMD’s), not specifically designed for disabilities, may be used if the following criteria are met:
- Motors on electric devices are 250 watts or less,
- Devices are no more than 36″ wide,
- Devices must be capable of being turned around within the trail tread in a safe manner.
- Devices must have the capacity to safely negotiate trail features and obstructions.
Other Power Driven Mobility Devices (OPDMDs) are not designed specifically for mobility disabled individuals, but may be used by others without disabilities. That difference is recognized by this policy which adheres to the ADA definition as listed in the definitions section of this document. OPDMDs constitute a large and varied group of vehicles including, but not limited to, golf carts, Segways, cycle cars, electric bikes, electric ride-ons, powered scooters, velomobiles, and trikes.
By adopting these policies, the Town is not representing that their properties are safe for use by an OPDMD and it is not assuming any liability. Certain risks are inherent in the use of the properties and all users must exercise reasonable care.
- No internal combustion devices are permitted.
For the full text of the policy, please visit the local website of each jurisdiction: