Goal 1: Remove unnecessary barriers

Adopt the PROWAG

The framework includes :

"Work to advance national standards on rights of way accessibility, including with partner organizations."

 

Fully Adopting the PROWAg (the 2011 Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way)

into the MUCTD would remove barriers to ensuring access to pedestrian travel routes. Currently the ADA and DOJ standards do not adequately provide for equal access to the public accommodation of sidewalks. This results in inadequate changes to the built environment to improve and ensure access for people with disabilities.

Critical is greater standards during construction of transportation facilities and buildings to prioritize safe, logical, conveninent and continuous pedestrian access. Currently in Cities like Erie sidewalks are simple closed off during construction when it would be possible to provide pedestrian protected access along the street.

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