ADA Transition Plan
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits all state and local governments from discriminating on the basis of disability. Public spaces need to be accessible for people with disabilities, which may include use of wheelchairs, canes, walkers or other device necessary to improve mobility. If there are obstacles in the way that prohibit or make such access unsafe, then the obstruction needs to be corrected.
This ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way are required elements of the federally mandated ADA Title II. It is both a process and eventually a plan that demonstrates the City of Monroe’s desire to improve accessibility for all within our great community. We recognize that access is not only a civil right, but our social responsibility to uphold and be inclusive.
While the ADA applies to all aspects of government services, this Plan focuses exclusively on the public right-of-way which includes sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian crossings and pedestrian push buttons. The Self-Evaluation phase will inform the development of a transition plan to prioritize and schedule the removal of barriers identified during the self-evaluation process.
The City's consultant (The Transpo Group) has prepared a virtual open house, opinion survey, and online reporting tool for the public to interact with. This information was broadcast during the summer via social media accounts and newsletters to garner participation in the development of this plan. The consultant is reviewing participant comments, analyzing the City's street inventory, and beginning to draft the plan.
How to get involved
- Visit our online open house to learn more about the project.
- Use the online reporting tool to identify specific barriers when you’re out in the community via your mobile phone or tablet.
- Call 360-863-4606, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to make a reasonable accommodation request, please contact the City of Monroe ADA Coordinator, Ben Warthan, at 360-863-4523, or at email@example.com.