ADA Transition Plan

Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way
 
As part of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the City of Eugene is conducting an evaluation of its public rights-of-way, and developing a transition plan that outlines in detail how the organization will ensure safe access to all of its facilities for all individuals.
 
As part of this new draft companion transition plan, Public Works collected detailed data on over 15,000 sidewalk ramps and 250 pedestrian signals to develop transition schedules specific to these facilities.  In addition to the inventory of ramps and pedestrian signals and schedules, the transition plan for the public rights of way also includes a system of barrier removal prioritization, information on how to request barrier removals from right-of-way facilities, and an appeals process.
 
The ADA Transition Plan for the Public Rights-of-Way was approved by Administrative Order by the Public Works Director effective July 1, 2015.

2015 Transition Plan for the Public Rights-of-Way
Appendix 9.1 Priority Area Map
 
Background Information
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights statute that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. Title II of the ADA addresses the law's requirements of state/local governments in their interactions with people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) regulations declare that state/local governments must perform a self-evaluation of their services, programs, policies, and practices and identify barriers that may limit accessibility for people with disabilities, and develop transition plans describing how they will address identified barriers.
 
Upon the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the City embarked on a comprehensive accessibility evaluation of its facilities (Facilities Transition Plan).  To date three such evaluations have been undertaken and completed in 1992, 2000, and 2008.  After extensive public input, Phase 1 of the City’s existing ADA Transition Plan, including a three fiscal-year schedule for completing prioritized accessibility projects, was approved in 1993. Subsequent phases of the existing Plan have been prepared and implemented and the existing Plan in 2012 represents Phase 7. While a schedule for curb ramp installation has always been a part of each phase of the City’s existing Plan, the intent of the current project is to ultimately draft a companion Plan that more specifically and comprehensively addresses accessibility within the public rights-of-way.