Speak out on access plan

Speak out on access plan

The City of Minneapolis is seeking public comment on the draft Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Public Works – a plan that identifies priorities for removing accessibility barriers in the City’s public right of way. Comments on the draft plan are accept through Dec. 27. It is
a supplemental plan to the City’s ADA Action Plan, a comprehensive policy document for the City of Minneapolis to comply with the Title II requirements of the ADA. The draft plan was last updated in 2012.

An open house on the draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mon, Dec. 16 at Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room, 300 Nicollet Mall. The draft plan was developed through engagement with community stakeholders, including the Minneapolis Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Minneapolis Committee on Aging, partner agencies and two working groups of City staff. Based on public input and ADA regulations and guidance, the draft ADA Transition Plan identifies and outlines recommendations for four types of infrastructure that impact accessibility for people walking or rolling in the public right of way: pedestrian curb ramps, accessible pedestrian signal systems, sidewalks and street crossings.

The draft plan is being coordinated with the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan, which will be released in draft form in early 2020. The Transportation Action Plan is a 10-year plan to implement the transportation visions outlined in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. FFI: Kelsey Fogt, 612-673-3885, Kelsey.fogt@minneapolismn.gov