Project prioritization

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Project prioritization

The ADA Transition Plan outlines how we will prioritize ADA improvement projects in order to serve the most people using available resources.

We have developed a scoring system for each type of facility based on:

This score is used to measure how difficult it is for an individual with disabilities to use a facility. Each facility type is measured differently, and may be measured based on multiple categories. For example, categories for a sidewalk include the width and the cross slope (which is the slope perpendicular to the direction of travel). A sidewalk that is too narrow and too steep will receive a higher condition score. The more out of compliance a facility is, the higher the score will be.

This score is based on the types of services nearby and the amount of use that is expected. Facilities that serve an area with a high concentration of services, transportation and employment will receive a higher score than facilities in low-density residential areas.

Facilities will receive higher location scores if they are near services such as:
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High-density residential zones
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Transit centers and bus stops
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Government offices, schools and hospitals

This score is calculated by adding the condition and location scores together. Priority scores are used to determine patterns and target project candidates.

View the 2018 maps that show the highest 50 percent of non-compliant facilities by priority score.
How many facilities are out of compliance?

The number of facilities that are out of compliance is continuously changing as new facilities are built or improved.

Facilities out of compliance as of 2018
Type of Facility Compliant Non-Compliant
Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) 353 581
Curb Ramps 731 4561
Driveways 347 1407
Sidewalks 824,860 (linear feet) 614,549 (linear feet)