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.”none
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…none
…a PSS SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Longitudinal Channelizer installation, Mesa AZ.
Photo by Ben Gascoigne, PSS New Products Manager.none
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.”none
…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.none