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.
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!
Community Engagement Presentation: May 15-16, 2023