Part 1: The Basics

Dear Washington Rock: I’m creating a gravel garden path, but it has to pack well because a wheelchair will roll on it. I have to get this right so the homeowner using the wheelchair can get her exercise and use her garden.

Do you have advice on how to create a wheelchair-accessible gravel path?

—Daniel from Brooklyn, NY

Below you’ll find an in-depth discussion about how to make gravel surfaces wheelchair accessible. Check out Part 2: Application to see our video about Daniel’s project and how we adapted these standards using local materials. Part 2 has not yet been published.