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Slow Ways Path Surface Grades

Photos of paths that have been graded according to the Slow Ways path surface quality grade. This approach is based on a path indicator system developed by…
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Grade 1 - Smooth compacted surfaces.

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Grade 2 - Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.

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Grade 3 - Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.

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Grade 4 - Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.

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Grade 5 - Route includes technical and arduous terrain where there may be potentially impassable barriers if the correct equipment is not used.

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