Accessible Boulder: ADA Self-Evaluation & Transition Plan

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In Boulder, we believe that mobility for people of all abilities is a fundamental right. We strive to provide a transportation system with a variety of safe, accessible and sustainable travel options that connect people with each other and the places they want to go. This builds a stronger community where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

The ADA Self-Evaluation & Transition Plan is a project being completed by the City of Boulder Transportation Division to ensure the accessibility of the city's transportation facilities, programs and services for all mobility levels. The ADA Self-Evaluation assesses how well the city’s transportation system—such as sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian signals and crossings, and transit stops—complies with the ADA.

After receiving dozens of community comments on accessibility challenges present in the city's transportation infrastructure, staff has created a draft ADA Self-Evaluation Plan. Thanks for your valuable input and participation. Watch this page for further details or sign-up for the ADA Plan email list to keep informed about upcoming events. Given COVID-19 gathering restrictions, staff plans to provide virtual content for community review through Be Heard Boulder, likely this fall.

Learn more on our website at: https://bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/ada.

In Boulder, we believe that mobility for people of all abilities is a fundamental right. We strive to provide a transportation system with a variety of safe, accessible and sustainable travel options that connect people with each other and the places they want to go. This builds a stronger community where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

The ADA Self-Evaluation & Transition Plan is a project being completed by the City of Boulder Transportation Division to ensure the accessibility of the city's transportation facilities, programs and services for all mobility levels. The ADA Self-Evaluation assesses how well the city’s transportation system—such as sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian signals and crossings, and transit stops—complies with the ADA.

After receiving dozens of community comments on accessibility challenges present in the city's transportation infrastructure, staff has created a draft ADA Self-Evaluation Plan. Thanks for your valuable input and participation. Watch this page for further details or sign-up for the ADA Plan email list to keep informed about upcoming events. Given COVID-19 gathering restrictions, staff plans to provide virtual content for community review through Be Heard Boulder, likely this fall.

Learn more on our website at: https://bouldercolorado.gov/transportation/ada.

  • COVID-19 & Next Steps Update

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    01 April, 2020
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    First, a huge thank you to our Be Heard ADA Plan community for your contributions through this channel, as well as in-person feedback.

    Staff continues to work remotely as we finalize the ADA Self-Eval Plan. Given the cancellation of What's Up Boulder where project staff planned to share a draft of the Plan with the community, we are in the process of determining whether to hold off on presenting the draft Plan until COVID-19 gathering restrictions can be lifted or sharing at least an Executive Summary remotely to gather your thoughts and feedback while we sort out next steps.

    Be sure to sign up for our eNews and watch this page for updates.

    We encourage you to visit this new Community in the Time of COVID-19 Be Heard page to keep connected and engaged during this challenging time.

  • Top Five Transportation Accessibility Barriers in Boulder

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    11 March, 2020
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    Mobility for people of all abilities is a fundamental right. That's why the City of Boulder is evaluating how well the city's transportation system complies with the ADA to determine areas for improvement, from uneven sidewalks to missing curb ramps.

    To help create a plan for mobility improvements, staff has gathered feedback from community members with disabilities and those who care for individuals with disabilities. Below are the top five barriers to transportation accessibility in Boulder heard from the community, which you can also view in this infographic.

    Learn more about the ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Project for Transportation. Since March is often the Front Range’s snowiest month, consider volunteering for the Snowbusters program to help clear snow and ice from sidewalks for elderly and disabled neighbors.

  • ADA Self-Evaluation Next Steps

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    11 March, 2020
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    Between June and September 2019, city transportation staff presented to local boards/committees, helped organize a number of accessibility-focused events and received dozens of responses through Be Heard Boulder regarding accessibility barriers and gaps access.

    Stay tuned! Staff anticipates hosting an ADA Plan Open House in Spring 2020 to share the Self-Evaluation Plan results with the community. Next, staff will launch the ADA Transition Plan phase in order to prioritize, plan and draft a schedule to make the improvements identified.