City Hall and the US Department of Justice have reached a settlement on how the City will finally achieve ADA compliance for streets, sidewalks, and public buildings.
43rd Street at J.C. Nichols Parkway
The Star reports that the agreement commits the City to making all public buildings fully accessible within three years, and to making curbs and sidewalks accessible within six years. The City recently hired a full-time ADA Coordinator, Meg Conger, former Legislative Aide to 2nd District Councilmember Russ Johnson.
One policy that is already in place is a change to the city's street repaving program. Now when a street is repaved the curbs and crosswalks are automatically made accessible.
Kudos to BikeWalkKC board member Sheila Styron, Public Policy Coordinator at The Whole Person, for a lot of hard work to keep this issue at the forefront of public discussion.