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Fund ADA compliant sidewalks and bike infrastructure

USDOT should create a program that provides incentives for local communities to create ADA compliant sidewalk and bicycle networks. The program should consider neighborhoods that have been impacted by federally funded road building in the past in ways that made biking and walking harder or less safe.

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Transit Hub Design Accessibllity Considerations

Transit is morphing towards intermodal linked trips, where frequent fixed route (Bus & Rail) connects intense land uses. Suburban residential and office/industrial parks will be connected to transit hubs with less-frequent transit/shuttle routes and demand-responsive services booked using apps and call centers. Transit hubs are designed for easy, safe and quick transfers between fixed route transit, the demand response... more »

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Edge Lane Roads AKA Advisory Shoulders

Edge lane roads (ELRs) are a class of roadway which includes Advisory Bike Lanes and Advisory Shoulders. ELRs support two-way motor vehicle traffic within a single center lane and vulnerable road users (VRUs) such as bicyclists, wheelchair users, or pedestrians in the edge lanes on either side. Motorists may use the edge lanes, after yielding to any VRUs there, to pass approaching vehicles. ELRs are called Advisory Shoulders... more »

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Electric mobility devices emergency recharge

When traveling through transportation hubs, for point-to-point travel there is a need for Electric mobility devices emergency recharge, typically a 110/120v electric socket. These are typically used by cleaning personnel in many locations, but are often blocked by seating or storage cabinets, or are in raised platforms. Unimpaired persons often [can more easily] use these sockets to charge cell phones and computers. Allowing... more »

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more mobility transport options for individuals and rideshares

All of the innovative ideas identified in the transportation policy document sound great but will take awhile. In the meantime, work on the progress that has been started to increase mobility transport, add to the fleet of bicycles and other motor/electric scooter and create a more responsive local transportation system that prioritizes individuals travelling to work.

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Resources & Funding Guidance for Accessible Bikes, MicroMobility

There are few purpose-built accessible bike, bikeshare and scooters options available, and parts for modification can be difficult to find (for example, crank shorteners for people with limited range of motion, larger pedals or single-handed brakes). Accessible bikes, including trikes, tandems and side-by-sides, hand cycles, accessible scooters, and adaptive parts can be expensive for private purchase. USDOT could develop... more »

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Incentivize & Support Integrated Accessible Micromobility

Encourages cities and agencies to provide integrated, accessible bikeshare and scooter options for travelers with disabilities. Options should be available via the same app, locations and times as those provided to the nondisabled public. Attention must also be paid to ensuring accessible bike and scooters options re easily located throughout the system. All apps must accessible for blind and low users.

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Involve the Disability Community in Bike/Ped Discussions

USDOT should ensure disability community involvement in all bicycle and pedestrian, active transportation and complete streets summits and meetings. Consider highlighting the benefits for and barriers to disabled travelers' walking, rolling and biking on the USDOT accessibility webpage. Share the video, "Disabled People Ride Bikes (and Trikes, and Tandems, and Recumbents)!," produced for NACTO by Rooted in Rights which... more »

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Educate Stakeholders on Accessible PROW

Highlight best PROW practices and encourage state-level adoption of the US Access Board's 2011 PROW guidelines. Encourage cities, states and agencies to consider how new modes and emergency responses can impact people with disabilities who are walking and using wheeled mobility devices; including how dockless bikeshare and scooters may create unintended barriers to access by blocking sidewalks or access to transit. This... more »

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Prioritize Access for All

In addition to ensuring bike and scooter accessibility, measures must be taken to ensure access to app-based services for unbanked individuals or those without a smartphone, and access in all neighborhoods where a need has been identified.

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Land Use and Micromobility Parking

In addition to building and maintaining more accessible pedestrian infrastructure, consideration ought to be given to how land use policy promotes accessible communities by making active modes of transportation and transit more attractive and cost effective. Accessibility extends beyond the roadway, and transit-oriented development promotes access to more alternative modes that benefit people who are blind.

Also, USDOT... more »

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An ACCESSIBLE MAP OVERLAY FOR ALL SIDEWALKS AND ROADS

It is vital for the health and well-being for people with disabilities to have the freedom to own a full vibrant life. To create pathways that we can use continuously from start to end without having to go down the alley around back to avoid a staircase or go one extra block or two streets over to enter from the rear. Work to have disabled maps that show how we can go from Pasadena Old Town to the Long Beach Aquarium... more »

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United Spinal Association

United Spinal strongly supports the spirit and all the work that will go in to truly making ACCESSIBLE door to door or point to point trips for every American. But, as long as the digital divide continues to deepen and grow wider with each new generation of technology, more and more Americans will become isolated and denied access to healthcare, employment and the pursuit of happiness. DOT needs to join the fight for... more »

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Access

One way that I think the disability trip and experience will be enhanced by all modes of transportation is if one follows the ADA and applicable transportation laws that should be enforced and enforceable by all communities. If volunteer and rideshare programs are in place they should be following ADA and all accessible laws. The DOT may want to work with TNC and rideshare programs to enhance and enforce access laws for... more »

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