City launches ADA compliance campaign

The city of McMinnville is proposing to enforce a 48-inch wide right of way along downtown sidewalks
The city of McMinnville is proposing to enforce a 48-inch wide right of way along downtown sidewalks

After receiving complaints about tables, chairs, sandwich boards and planters encroaching into the sidewalk right of way in downtown, the city is reminding downtown business owners that a swath 48 inches wide must be maintained under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The McMinnville Downtown Association will be hosting a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, at the Golden Valley Brewery &  Restaurant, to field merchant questions.

The ADA requires cities to maintain 48 inches of clearance so people can navigate sidewalks in wheelchairs.Read more…

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L.A. Weighs Options for Fixing 4,400 Miles of Sidewalks

LA Sidewalk ADA
LA Sidewalk ADA

The city has faced a series of lawsuits filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act claiming, understandably, that the buckled sidewalks impede the movement of disabled people. The city is on the verge of reaching settlement in the major remaining case, one provision of which will be to implement a repair program to bring sidewalks into ADA compliance. Read More…