2.3 Beach Access Routes, General

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The Requirements in this Section apply to:
Government of Ontario, Legislative Assembly, and Designated Public Sector Organizations Private / Not-for-Profit Sector Organizations
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80.7 - Beach access routes

Accessible routes to beaches will help people using mobility aids travel over sand. They can also provide a distinguishable path for people with visual disabilities.

Permanent, accessible beach access routes can be made from materials such as concrete, wood boards or crushed gravel. Alternatively, beach access may be achieved through other measures such as specially designed mats that allow wheelchairs to be rolled over the sand.

This section outlines the minimum requirements for designing new or redeveloping existing beach access routes that organizations intend to maintain. The requirements represent a baseline for accessibility. Organizations are free to exceed the minimum requirements and provide greater accessibility based on local need, topographical conditions, design and/or available budgets.


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