ADA Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way

Street corner with pedestrian push buttons, curb ramps, and crosswalks.

What's Happening

On February 11, 2020, the Pierce County Council approved Pierce County's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way. This plan will guide us as we update existing pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way to comply with the ADA. Pedestrian facilities include:
  • sidewalks
  • curb ramps
  • pedestrian push buttons
  • driveway entrances

About the ADA Transition Plan

Pierce County was required to develop an ADA Transition Plan (Title II 28 § 35.150) that outlines how Pierce County will bring non-compliant pedestrian facilities into compliance.

The plan includes:
  • How facilities will be assessed and prioritized
  • How much it will cost to improve each type of facility and how the work will be funded
  • A timeline for improvements
  • Updates to design standards and procedures so that new facilities comply
The plan will be updated every five years to track progress, refine how we prioritize work, and update program costs. Each update will include a public comment period.

An online open house that provides an overview of the plan is linked below.

Request an alternate format

Fill out our online form to request the plan in an alternate format or request a printed copy.

Self-Evaluation Report complete

Pierce County is required under Title II of the ADA to create a Self-Evaluation Report. Pierce County published our Americans with Disabilities Act Public Rights-of-Way Self-Evaluation Report in October 2015. We assessed county services, policies, and practices for compliance with the ADA. We also collected an inventory of existing facilities to assess compliance. 

We reached out to the public through public meetings, stakeholder groups, and an online survey. Public input informs which defects pose the biggest barriers to access and which locations are the most important for the public to access.

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