ADA Self-Evaluation

Public Right of Way Assessments for ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Underway!

As part of the Town’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, we are conducting assessments of public right-of-ways, primarily sidewalks, as a crucial step in our ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. As such, you’re likely to begin seeing some kind folks in bright shiny vests surveying areas in your neighborhood. Check out some details below on what they’re doing and why they’re out and about:

What is this project about?

The ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan is an initiative to ensure that Erie becomes a more accessible and inclusive community for all residents. This self-evaluation phase involves thorough assessments of various areas, including Town facilities, parks, trails, and now, the public right of ways (sidewalks).

How will this benefit our community?

By conducting these assessments, we will identify any deficits in accessibility within our town's infrastructure. This information will be used to develop a comprehensive transition plan that prioritizes addressing these issues. Our goal is to make sure that all Town structures, programs, and services are accessible to everyone, regardless of ability.

Project timeline:

The project began just over a year ago and will span three years to ensure thorough evaluations and thoughtful planning for necessary improvements. We are currently moving into the public right of way portion of the project, which will focus primarily on sidewalks… so don’t be alarmed if you see folks out surveying the sidewalks. They won’t in any way be interested or looking at any public private property!

The Town hosted two meetings in the spring of 2023 to hear feedback about the accessibility of parks and facilities for people with disabilities. The content presented in both meetings was identical, aside from discussion topics from participants. 

View recorded meeting for Monday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, May 16, at 11:30 a.m.

Community Engagement Presentation: May 15-16, 2023


The Town retained the WT Group (WTG) Accessibility Practice in 2022 to develop a transition plan for parks and facilities. John McGovern leads the Accessibility Practice at WTG and coordinated the meetings to review key ADA requirements for parks and facilities, discuss community feedback, share observations of access barriers, and discuss the next steps for the Town. 

Si desea información adicional en español, traducción de documentos y sitios web, e interpretación en vivo, llame al 303-
519-9866 o envíe un correo electrónico adelosrios@erieco.gov.

For general questions or to provide feedback on this topic please email riskmanagement@erieco.gov