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No, L.A. City Does Not Always Add Required ADA Ramps During Resurfacing, But They Should

StreetsLA GM Keith Mozee "Any time we do street resurfacing, it is considered an alteration, which requires ADA ramps to be installed."

May 6, 2024

Why Riders With Disabilities Have To Sue For Accessible Transit Stops

A Bay Area transit agency is only the latest to be sued over inaccessible stations. What will it take to get every American stop ADA compliant?

April 30, 2024

New Right-of-Way Guidelines Can Make Cities More Accessible

America has waited more than 12 years for the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines to be implemented. Here's why they matter.

March 4, 2024

BART’s ‘Tactile Guideways’ Help Visually Impaired People Navigate

Wayfinding on public transit can be challenging enough for people with 20/20 vision. For the blind and visually impaired, tactile and audible cues are essential.

October 10, 2023

American Streets May Soon Get Their First Accessible Design Standards from the Feds

The ADA has been the law for 33 years. Why has it taken this long to write strong guidelines to implement it on U.S. streets?

September 6, 2023

Why American Cities Still Aren’t Accessible After 33 Years of the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act has made a positive impact on the built environment — but there's so much more left to be done.

July 26, 2023

Making Hiking Accessible Without Cars

Experiencing the majesty of nature shouldn't require a set of keys. Here's how parks around the world are making driving optional.

July 20, 2023