The City of New Orleans Drafting a Public Right-of-Way Transition Plan

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The city of New Orleans is drafting a public right-of-way transition plan that will provide a blueprint for addressing accessibility needs for people with disabilities, and will establish priorities to enhance pedestrian access routes on city streets. The street enhancements will include curb ramps, accessible pedestrian signals and transit stops. The plan is being overseen by the Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Citizens with Disabilities.

Click here to download Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Right-of-Way Transition Plan.

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Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.