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:
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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.
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.