Provide a walkable community environment of sidewalks and crosswalks that are ADA compliant and available to all citizens.
Under Title II of the ADA, the City must develop a transition plan where modifications are required to achieve accessibility and the plan must include a:
- List of physical barriers - HVJ & Associate’s Inc. 2008 & Fugro’s 2010 inventory & assessment of streets, sidewalks and ramps
- Outline of methods to remove barriers - Sidewalk Strategy document identifies all sidewalk construction methods in the City
- Schedule to remove barriers and achieve compliance – City’s 5 Year Infrastructure Management Program (IMP)
- Name of official responsible for Plan implementation - Director of Public Works through the Disability Access Office (DAO)
- Department and City-wide ADA Trainings
- The City’s Disability Access Advisory Committee (DAAC) adopted Sidewalk Transition Plan’s goals for 2009-2011
- Curb ramps constructed in alteration projects as part of Street Maintenance in IMP
- Sidewalk hazards addressed as priorities
- Formal ADA grievance process
- Removal of tripping hazards Downtown
- 3-Year Audible Pedestrian Signal Plan in coordination with the American Council of the Blind
- Funding Agreement with VIA to achieve/incorporate bus stop accessibility improvements
- Local procedures with US Postal Service regarding mailbox (re)installation
- Awarded CDBG and ARRA funds to construct curb ramps
- Awarded $5.6 M for pedestrian improvements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 funds under the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Communities Putting Prevention to Work; Category A: Physical Activity, Obesity and Nutrition Grant
This plan is evolving, More Accomplishments yet to come!
Should you need further information or have any questions regarding the plan, please contact us.