City Self-Evaluation

Current City Self-Evaluation Efforts

Reviewing Past Efforts

  • ada symbolsConsolidate past ADA efforts and develop new guiding documents for future ADA efforts
    • Review City standards
    • Incorporate applicable federal and state guidelines
  • Partial self-evaluation of City’s programs, activities, and services
  • Review City policies
    • Update standard construction details for pedestrian access
    • Consistency across City departments

 

Gathering Data

  • OA sidewalk assessment photo 4aProvide an up-to-date view of City facilities
    • Current condition of sidewalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian signals
    • Current condition of the City buildings, properties, and parks
  • Establish ADA criteria to determine compliance
  • Survey pedestrian assets for ADA compliance
    • Survey portion of pedestrian assets as part of Phase 1
    • Assess sidewalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian traffic signals
  • Pedestrian traffic generators
    • Government buildings
    • MetroBus routes
    • Commercial corridors
  • Socio-economic data
    • Census data provided by East-West Gateway
    • Percentage of zero-car households
    • Population density
    • Percentage living with a disability
  • Survey City buildings, properties, and parks for ADA accessibility
    • Survey select buildings as part of Phase 1

 

Prioritizing Findings

  • City-wide-prioritizationScoring the criteria
    • Data scored based on a two-part system:
      • City-wide priorities map
      • Accessibility Score
  • Accessibility Score
    • Assign a value for each barrier
    • Quantify impact of barrier to pedestrians
  • Develop city-wide priorities map
    • Based on pedestrian traffic generators and socio-economic data
  • Scope of self-evaluation
    • Assess site arrival points including parking lots, bus stops, and public sidewalks
    • Identify programs and services offered
    • Identify barriers to access

 

Identifying Next Steps

  • Shaw Neighborhood - new intersection with pavement stampingHelp identify future improvements to focus on
    • Identify barriers to access
    • Provide conceptual costs to improve pedestrian network
  • Budget and schedule for completing remaining assessments
  • Implement post construction inspections to ensure compliance
  • Prepare City staff to obtain future surveys
  • Continue ongoing City efforts to increase accessibility
  • Next steps
    • Finalize city-wide priorities map
    • Establish budget and schedule to complete self-evaluation
    • Identify potential project to kickstart elimination of barriers and increase accessibility

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