Barrier Free Mobility
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The City of Renton is working towards
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Learn About the Process Here!
The City of Renton is updating a plan for how they identify, prioritize and remove barriers, specifically for those with disabilities. We need your help to identify where those barriers are, specifically in the public right-of-way. This Plan provides an opportunity for Renton to review its programs, activities, and services to identify barriers and changes that are needed for individuals with disabilities to fully participate in civic life. It will be used to guide future planning and implementation of necessary accessibility.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public entities having responsibility for, or authority over: facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and/or other areas meant for public use develop a Transition Plan to make their facilities meet accessibility standards.
Both the Self-Evaluation and the Transition Plan are required elements of the federally mandated ADA Title II, which requires that government agencies provide equal access to programs and services they offer. While the ADA applies to all aspects of government services, this Plan focuses exclusively on the public right-of-way which includes sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian crossings and pedestrian push buttons. The Self-Evaluation will inform the development of a transition plan to prioritize and schedule the removal of barriers identified during the self-evaluation process.
What kinds of barriers are we talking about?
All sorts of obstacles, big and small, can make mobility and access difficult or impossible for memmbers of our community. Some common examples are below:
Cracked and Uneven Sidewalks
Sidewalks that are cracked or buckling present a challenge for many, especially those using walkers, wheelchairs, canes, and pushing strollers.
No Ramps at Curbs or Intersections
Curbs not equipped with adequate ramps are an impediment for the mobility-challenged and are inaccessible for those using wheelchairs.
Obstructions in Sidewalks
Sidewalk obstructions such as overgrowth, or furniture and poles, present a significant obstacle to pedestrian travel, especially for those with sight and/or mobility-impairment.
Curb Ramps at Intersections Without a Detectable Warning Surface
Ramps that are not highly visible with contrasting colors and detectable with a raised and bumpy warning surface present a basic safety concern for those with sight impairments.
Inaccessible and/or inaudible crosswalk push-buttons present a basic challenge for users in wheelchairs as well as those with sight impairments.
Online Open House
Visit our online open house to learn more about the ADA transition plans project.
Plan to be completed by the end of 2020
Draft & Final Plan
June - Sept. 2020
Survey & Community Outreach
Barrier Removal Evaluation
here for questions, comments, and more regarding Barrier-Free Mobility Renton, complete and submit the form on the right!