Attached, please find May Mobility's feedback and comments on the USDOT Accessibility Strategic Plan. Thank you again for this opportunity to work with the Department and the broader stakeholder community to develop and deploy accessible mobility solutions. We look forward to being a partner in this endeavor.
Attached please find the Hyundai Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group comments in response to U.S. Department of Transportation Accessibility: Strategic Plan Framework. Thank you, and we look forward to continuing to work with DOT in building a more accessible future of mobility.
Intersection complexity is constantly increasing. Needs of different cohorts such as motorists, bicycles, micromobility device users and people with disabilities sometimes conflict. All relevant cohorts should be included in creating design guidance for intersections.
I encourage the addition of a goal that addresses the design needs at intersections more explicitly, considering the needs of motorists, bicyclists and users of other shared mobility devices and pedestrians, in particular, pedestrians who are blind at intersections and street crossings. I don't really see that covered in the goals presented here.
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1. Recognizing the diversity of needs and abilities across the disability community-- what works for one disability may not be appropriate for another; so it is very important to recognize these varying needs in the framework and in proposing solutions.
2. The "complete trip" perspective is essential-- often the barriers are at the nodes... more »
In addition, please take into account comments and recommendations made in a recent CCD Transportation TF handout for its ADA 30th Anniversary briefing. The handout notes that real mobility... more »
As the nation continues to respond to the pandemic, DOT must continue to identify gaps in service for passengers with disabilities, and should consider highlighting best practices from around the country. The Section 5310 grant program must be fully funded and should be highlighted, including ensuring entities are utilizing all available funds and understand the breadth of uses.
I think that the plan set forth has a lot of good ideas and things that should be considered when deciding upon transportation options for people with disabilities and interested parties.