County seeks input on plan to bring road intersections up to ADA standards

County seeks input on plan to bring road intersections up to ADA standards
Posted on 07/29/2019

Lane County is in the process of creating the Lane County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way and resident input is needed.

 

Please take the time to take a short online survey (ADA Transition Plan Survey). The survey will be open until August 31, 2019.

 

Community input will help Lane County prioritize areas of investment to improve accessibility for all users along Lane County’s public right-of-way. The Transition Plan focuses on how to bring curb ramps and pedestrian signals located in Lane County-owned public right-of-way into compliance with ADA standards.

 

“As requirements for ADA compliance have become more complex, older facilities no longer meet the minimum standards,” said Lane County Transportation Planning Supervisor Sasha Vartanian. “It’s important that we work to bring all of our existing curb ramps and signals into compliance so that they are accessible to everyone in our community.”

 

What is an ADA Transition Plan?

 

The purpose of the federally required ADA Transition Plan is to develop a strategy, timeline, and budget to bring Lane County’s intersections within the public right-of-way into compliance with ADA standards. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability.

 

How else can residents get involved?

 

  • Please encourage others to take the survey. The more input we have the better!
  • Review the draft ADA Transition Plan. We will be releasing the draft for public comment in late August.
  • Participate in the open house this September.

 

We will provide regular updates on the project website, including the draft plan and open house date, at: Lane County ADA Transition Plan.

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