From the article:

“Without that sidewalk, Kirby said he has no way to get to the grocery store and other businesses. He said he has been forced to travel along the side of the road, but admits he hasn’t made the trip much in the last two weeks.”

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From the article:

“The three month audit revealed that 83 percent of the City’s sidewalks will need minor modifications to meet ADA compliance. Minor repairs and slight improvements will also need to be made to City sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, traffic signals, railroad crossings and stairs as related to sidewalk maintenance and right-of-ways.”

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Sidewalk Closure, Philadelphia, philadelphia.cbslocal.com, Nov 13, 2014

From the article:

“There have even been several instances over the past few years where the sidewalks on both sides of a block have been closed at the same time, with no alternate walkway.  Philadelphia’s walkability is being compromised.”

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From the article:

“Walkways are not just a problem on campus, but various parts of Lafayette, as well, according to the Facebook page, “My Inaccessible Lafayette,” which shows one man’s journey across Lafayette in his powered wheelchair…”

 

 

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Sidwalk Closed, Copperas Cove TX, Oct 14, 2014

From the article:  “Cove is 30 years behind in regard to sidewalks and safe pedestrian passage throughout the city,” Karla Branson wrote.

As confirmation, note that the sidewalk closure devices in the picture are not ADA-Compliant; meaning, they are not detectable to pedestrians with limited vision or mobility issues. Nor are they barriers. Other than that…

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SafetyWall Installation, Mesa AZ, Sept 2014…a PSS SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Longitudinal Channelizer installation, Mesa AZ.

Photo by Ben Gascoigne, PSS New Products Manager.

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Sidewalk Construction, Fairmont Ave, Bethesda MD, bethesdanow.com, Oct 2, 2014

From the article:

But Wolanin also said a lack of enforcement means “we’re seeing developers who have not asked for permission” close sidewalks around construction sites.

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From the article:

“Connecticut and its 169 municipalities rank near the bottom of states in complying with the basic mandates of the ADA and the 2008 amendments to it,” Gallucci said at the time. “Less than 12 Connecticut towns and cities have complied with the basic mandates of the law and as a whole, municipalities are not in compliance and have not even started even though they have had 20 years to do so.”

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SafetyWall, constructiondive.com, Sept 16, 2014 A short article, with reference to a longer one….And, a bonus pic (above) of a SafetyWall installation is included. We have no idea why they included the pic as it has nothing to do with the story, but ok!

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SafetyWall, Cedar Ave., Cleveland, Univ Circle, July 2014

…but, we do not despair.  Rather, we are eager to educate the unknowing.

Our Ben Gascoigne took this picture of a sidewalk work zone on Cedar Ave. the other day; the work zone is less than 10 minutes from our corporate offices. Obviously, this sidewalk “closure” sign and device does not provide safe, continuous guidance through the work zone. The lack of detectable, ADA-compliant temporary traffic control devices could prove troublesome to pedestrians, especially those with limited vision or mobility issues.

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