The Pierce County Council on Feb. 11 approved Pierce County's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way. This plan will guide us as we bring existing pedestrian assets in the public right-of-way into compliance with the ADA. Pedestrian assets include:
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About the ADA Transition Plan
Pierce County was required to develop an ADA Transition Plan (Title II 28 CFR § 35.150) to bring non-compliant pedestrian assets into compliance.
The plan includes:
How assets will be assessed and prioritized
How much it will cost to improve each type of facility and how the work will be funded
A timeline for improvements
Updates to design standard and procedure to achieve compliance for new assets
The plan will be updated every five years to:
refine how we prioritize work
update program costs
Each update will include a public comment period.
An online open house that provides an overview of the plan is linked below.
We reached out to the public through public meetings, stakeholder groups, and an online survey. Public input informs which defects pose the biggest impact to accessibility, and what is most important to the public.