Rural accessibility: Footpaths and tracks - A manual for their construction and improvement

Rural Access Technical Papers (RATP) No. 6

Instructional material | Harare | 01 January 2002
This manual presents practical measures that can be taken to improve or upgrade paths and tracks in developing countries. These improvements are not only directed to making travel by foot easier, but also cover the need to provide access for intermediate means of transport (IMT) such as pack animals, bicycles, wheelbarrows and carts. The manual includes guidelines on organisational issues, the appropriate standards for paths and tracks for different uses; as well as specific technical solutions to problems which are commonly encountered on sections of paths and tracks