Public Right-of-Way (ROW) ADA Transition Plan Open House
Thank you to all our community members who visited our online open house, attended our presentation and took our survey. The public comment period is now closed. Comments we received will be reviewed and incorporated into the 2021 Public ROW ADA Transition Plan.
We will continue to take feedback throughout the coming year for the 2022 Public ROW ADA Transition Plan at our Pedestrian Facilities in the Public ROW page.
About the Public ROW ADA Transition Plan
A Public ROW ADA Transition Plan is intended to provide a framework for the continuous improvement of pedestrian facilities (such as sidewalks, paths, curb ramps, pedestrian signals/push buttons) within the city ROW to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities.
Watch the March 18, 2021, virtual presentation to Everett’s Transportation Advisory Committee.
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, provides comprehensive civil rights protections to persons with disabilities. Title II of the ADA requires public transportation, state and local government agencies ensure that their programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
largest city in WA
of residents under the age of 65 have a disability
|Source: US Census Bureau|
- March 2021: Online open house and public outreach
- March 18, 2021: Virtual presentation at Everett's Transportation Advisory Committee meeting
- April 2021: Final ADA Transition Plan publication
- April 2022: Annual plan update
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There are four key requirements of an ADA transition plan
|Requirement:||To address these requirements, the City's Public ROW ADA Transition Plan contains|
1. Identify physical obstacles or barriers in pedestrian facilities that limit accessibility for individuals with disabilities
A self-evaluation describing how the City created and evaluated the inventory of barriers and how the inventory will be updated
2. Describe in detail the methods that will be used to make facilities accessible
A methodology describing the barrier removal process, including repairs, maintenance and replacing existing pedestrian facilities
3. Specify a schedule for removing barriers
A program description including prioritization criteria and schedule containing:
4. Identify the official responsible for implementing the plan
ADA Compliance Team information
Types of barriers in pedestrian facilities include:
- Cracked or uneven sidewalks
- Obstructions in the sidewalk
- Missing or noncompliant curb ramps
- Existing pedestrian signals with missing, inaccessible or inaudible pedestrian push buttons
Curb ramp barrier at sidewalk on Hoyt and 41st
After barrier removal on Hoyt and 41st
Contact the ADA Compliance Team to provide feedback and report a barrier:
- Click here contact the ADA Compliance Team and to report a barrier via an online form
- Call 425-257-8821 to report a barrier via phone
- Send feedback via mail to:
- ADA Compliance Team
City of Everett Public Works
3200 Cedar Street
Everett, WA 98201
- ADA Compliance Team