Port Angeles Virtual Open House : ADA Transition Plan
The City of Port Angeles would like to hear from citizens about how to make the City more accessible to everyone. We need your help to accomplish this!
The City is creating a plan for how we identify, prioritize, and remove barriers, specifically for those with disabilities. This plan, known as the ADA Transition Plan, provides an opportunity for Port Angeles to review its programs, activities, and services to identify barriers and changes that are needed for individuals with disabilities to fully participate in civic life.
We are asking for help to identify where those barriers to accessibility are in our city, specifically in the public right-of-way (such as sidewalks, roadways, bicycle lane, etc.). From your input, an ADA Transition Plan will be created to review the City's programs, services, and activities and identify the barriers and changes that are needed so all can enjoy our city equally. The ADA Transition Plan will be used to guide future planning and implementation of necessary accessibility.
The first step of the plan is a self-evaluation phase, which is now complete. The City’s consultant sent data collectors throughout the City to measure and record widths and slopes of sidewalks, curb ramps, and other accessible infrastructure within the public right-of-way. The self-evaluation phase also relied on broad feedback from the public. While the plan will benefit greatly from feedback from those with disabilities or that provide support for those with disabilities, feedback is welcome from everyone in Port Angeles. After a technical evaluation and rating process, we are now seeking public feedback on the draft plan.
November 2020 - Data collectors will be out collecting data regularly around the City.
November 2020 - Fill out the survey or submit a barrier through the online reporting tool
January 2020 - Survey and Online Reporting Tools close. Data collection is complete and analysis starts.
Summer 2021 - Data analysis complete
Fall 2021 - DRAFT ADA Transition Plan available for public comment
December 2021 - City adopts ADA Transition Plan
Who can help?
Anyone and everyone!
How can you help?
You are the key to the success of our project! We want to hear from you!
- Please use the online comment form to submit comments on the Draft ADA Transition Plan located here.
- Using the MOBILE/ONLINE REPORTING TOOL! You can identify and report specific barriers when you are out in the community via your mobile phone or tablet.
- Reach out to us! firstname.lastname@example.org or call 350-417-4543.
- If you wish to make a reasonable request for accommodations, please email email@example.com or call 360-417-4543.
American with Disabilities Act
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public entities having responsibility for, or authority over: facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and/or other areas meant for public use develop a Transition Plan to make their facilities meet accessibility standards. To read more about the ADA, please visit: https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm
Both the Self-Evaluation and the Transition Plan are required elements of the federally mandated ADA Title II, which requires that government agencies provide equal access to programs and services they offer. While the ADA applies to all aspects of government services, this Plan focuses exclusively on the public right-of-way which includes sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian crossings and pedestrian push buttons. The Self-Evaluation will inform the development of a transition plan to prioritize and schedule the removal of barriers identified during the self-evaluation process.
The City of Port Angeles assures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, and sex in provisions of benefits and services resulting from programs and activities. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit: Title VI Program.
Data collection of the existing street network is complete.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public agencies with jurisdiction over sidewalks, curb ramps, and/or other areas meant for public use develop a Transition Plan to make their facilities meet accessibility standards. The Transition Planning process will focus on facilities within the public right-of-way and will start with a self-evaluation. This means the City took measurements of sidewalks, curb ramps, and other features in the public right-of-way so that accessibility can be determined and incorporated in the plan. Staff collected and recorded data for the self-assessment throughout November and December 2020. The data collectors wore high-visibility vests, backpacks, and used tools to measure the width and slope of sidewalks, curb ramps, and other features within the public right-of-way.