City Transportation’s ADA Safety Review, Plan Open for Comments

Baltimore City’s assessment for disabled access for transportation facilities and pedestrian safety is available for public comment through July 28.

In fulfillment of implementing regulations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) has completed its ADA Self-Assessment for Baltimore City. The self-assessment evaluated sidewalks and curb ramps to identify locations where current ADA standards are not met.

At completion of the self-evaluation, the BCDOT will create a transition plan which will help bring the noncompliant pedestrian facilities up to current ADA standards. The transition plan will prioritize locations and funding over multiple years to achieve full compliance.

BCDOT invites you to review the report, provide comments, suggestions, and issues of accessibility using the web comment form, by email, by mail, and by telephone.  The comment period is open from June 28, 2021 to July 28, 2021.

Baltimore City
Department of Transportation
Valorie LaCour, ADA Coordinator
417 East Fayette Street, Room 545
Baltimore, MD  21202
443-202-5446

 

More details are available on the Baltimore City Department of Transportation website.

Interested in pedestrian and roadway safety issues? MACo’s Summer Confverence will feature a panel on this topic:

“Eyes on the Road: Vehicles and Vision Zero”

Description: Distracted driving is a deadly problem. And, despite robust state and local public awareness campaigns, the reality is that distracted driving is nearly impossible to enforce. Phone use from a distance is hard to spot. And, by the time an offender is pulled over, there is often no evidence of the violation, as they’ve put down their phone. On average, more than 180 people die every year in Maryland from distracted driving crashes, and more than 27,000 more are injured. The Maryland Highway Safety Office recently won an award for their public education campaign to prevent distracted driving, but what are the other tools your county can employ?  

Date/Time: Friday, August 20, 2021; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Read about all the sessions being offered at MACo’s Summer Conference

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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