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 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.