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Primary Pathway Width

How wide should I make my primary pathway?

Primary pathways should be wide enough to accommodate intense pedestrian and wheeled-toy traffic, helping children stay on the pathway and pass each other without conflict.

In our experience, primary pathways within preschool outdoor learning environments should be a minimum of 5 feet, with a preferred width of 6 feet. Primary pathways within infant and toddler outdoor learning environment can be narrower (4 feet minimum), because the children are smaller and do not move through the environment as quickly.