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.
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.
Not everyone has access to or the income to afford a cellphone, iPhone or the internet, yet we all need access to transportation. Please make this system so that everyone somehow can get the support we need, even without electronic connections.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
Please see the attached