What is City of Monroe Doing?
Learn About the Process
The City of Monroe is in the process of developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan. This means our staff will be conducting an inventory of pedestrian facilities throughout the entire city to find gaps and barriers to accessibility.
But that's not all. The development of a solid ADA Transition Plan relies on feedback from members of the community just like you! To gather this feedback effectively, the city has is conducting an online survey to ensure everybody's voice gets heard.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public entities having responsibility for, or authority over: facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and/or other areas meant for public use develop a Transition Plan to make their facilities meet accessibility standards. The City of Monroe is in the process of developing a transition plan by the end of 2020. In addition to conducting an inventory of city facilities, the development of a plan relies on feedback from members of the community.
Public Feedback Guides Where We Invest in Accessibility
Sidewalks & Walkways Near Public Buildings
Sidewalks & Walkways Near Parks
Sidewalks & Walkways Near Transit Stops
Sidewalks & Walkways Near Schools
Sidewalks & Walkways Near Commercial Centers
Sidewalks & Walkways Near All Areas Equally
Take the Survey!
Have Your Voice Heard!
Taking this brief survey provides critical feedback to city staff as they make decisions and recommendations about what needs fixing and how best to prioritize.
Gaps and Barriers
All sorts of obstacles, big and small, can make mobility and access difficult or impossible for memmbers of our community. Some common examples are below:
Sidewalks that have fallen into disrepair present a challenge for many, especially those using walkers, wheelchairs, canes, pushing strollers, etc.
Cracked and Uneven Sidewalks
Unrepaired sidewalks are challenging for most people especially for those using walkers, and wheelchairs or people who are blind or have low vision.
No Ramps at Curbs or Intersections
Curbs without ramps are inaccessible for those using wheelchairs and challenging for those with walkers and pushing strollers.
Obstructions in Sidewalks
Obstructions such as poles and overgrown vegetation are challenging for all and specifically for those who are blind or have low vision, or those with wheelchairs if the width is inadequate.
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Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you!