There is no overall guidance to cities and towns and states, in being sure all sidewalks are accessible in areas where snow and ice impact safe access to pedestrians using them. There are many requirements for roads to be clear of snow and ice but none for sidewalks. Enforcement of local requirements (if any is next to none).. Sidewalk snow removal should be attached to the same level of road snow removal.
"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... more »
Accessible pedestrian signals are needed wherever pedestrian signals are provided. Accessible communication of something as basic and necessary for life safety of pedestrians who are blind as pedestrian signal information is essential. The upcoming NPA for the MUTCD should require accessible pedestrian signals wherever there are visual pedestrian signals as required in Draft PROWAG.
In particular, FHWA should move forward in requiring accessible pedestrian signals where pedestrian signals are installed. As I noted in earlier comments, the complexity of signal systems and timing make previous techniques obsolete. Proposed... more »
Hi, one of the biggest barriers to people with mobility issues is a bad sidewalk. Many sidewalks are in disrepair, this must change. Secondly, snow removal is a huge. It should not be up to business owners to clear bus stops of any impediments. It should be the municipality. It is Public Transportation. Thank you.