Excerpt from Americans with Disabilities Act rules pertaining to "other power-driven mobility device" issued on March 15, 2011.
These guidelines address the Department of Justice’s regulations regarding wheelchairs and other power-driven mobility devices (OPDMD) for outdoor activities on Western Pennsylvania Conservancy lands
This interim procedure provides guidelines for the use of other power-driven mobility devices (OPDMD) on land owned and/or managed by Massachusetts Audubon pursuant to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations amending the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title II regulation, 28 CFR Part 35, effective March 15, 2011. This procedure does not apply to wheelchairs which are permitted by law on all pedestrian trails.
Lancaster County's policy on other power-driven mobility devices
This form was developed by The Nature Conservancy for internal use. Four of its eight pages cover examples of OPDMD restrictions and sample OPDMD signage and website language.
Trails and other areas open to the public for pedestrian use must also be open to motor-ized vehicles used by persons with mobility disabilities. Any type of motorized vehicle must be allowed unless the trail owner or operator creates specific written policies justi-fying restrictions. (10 pages)
The trails of the Silver Lake Nature Center in Bristol, Pennsylvania, are open to pedestrians from sunrise to sunset daily. This is the Center's Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices policy.