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Aiming for Access: New Standard Targets Sidewalks

A new ASTM International standard will make sidewalks safer and more comfortable for wheelchair users. The standard, E3028, Practice for Computing Pathway Roughness Index from Longitudinal Profile Measurements, describes a method for collecting and analyzing data from a sidewalk to determine its roughness. Roughness can make sidewalks uncomfortable and risky for wheelchair users and others such as parents pushing strollers, postal carriers pushing three-wheeled carts, and people using wheeled walkers. Click here for more information.