Accessibility: When was the Curb Ramp Going to be Constructed?

We often see crosswalks ending at impassible curbed islands or at sidewalks without curb ramps.  In this photograph we see accessible parking stalls which appear to be level and with an accessible route to the building.  Surprisingly, a curb ramp has never been installed.  As part of a pavement rehabilitation project, we had a new curb ramp installed.

We have seen seemingly random crosswalks called out on by plaintiff’s experts and CASp evaluations as potentially confusing to the disabled.  Our solution has been to remove curb ramps and crosswalks which are not a part of an accessible route.  This has two benefits: eliminates a potential plaintiff’s issue and reduces the number of crosswalks maintained by the property.

Zimmer Consultants photograph

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