Community open house for Lane County’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way on Sept. 19

Community open house for Lane County’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way on Sept. 19
Posted on 09/10/2019

Lane County is in the process of creating the Lane County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way – with a focus on bringing curb ramps and pedestrian signals located in Lane County-owned public right-of-way into compliance with ADA standards.


The community open house will help Lane County prioritize areas of investment to improve accessibility for all users along Lane County’s public right-of-way.


Open House

Thursday, September 19

2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Lane County Public Works’ Goodpasture Room

3050 N. Delta Highway, Eugene


Residents at the open house will:

  • learn about the County’s efforts to develop the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for the Public Right-of-Way.
  • be able to voice where and how they experience barriers traveling on County roads.
  • provide feedback regarding how the County should prioritize investments to ensure accessibility.

“As requirements for ADA compliance have become more complex, older facilities no longer meet the minimum standards,” said Lane County Transportation Planning Supervisor Sasha Vartanian. “It’s important that we work to bring all of our existing curb ramps and signals into compliance so that they are accessible to everyone in our community.”


What is an ADA Transition Plan?

 

The purpose of the federally required ADA Transition Plan is to develop a strategy, timeline, and budget to bring Lane County’s intersections within the public right-of-way into compliance with ADA standards. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability.


Regular updates are available on the project website, including the draft plan.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the policy of Lane County to offer its public programs, services and meetings in a manner that is readily accessible to everyone. If you are a person with a disability and require information or materials in an alternative format, or if you require any other accommodation, please call 541-682-6598.