Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Public Works
ADA Action Plan and ADA Transition Plan for Public Works
The City of Minneapolis Public Works ADA Title II Coordinator is responsible for citywide ADA compliance. The Title II Coordinator works in the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Together with NCR's ADA Action Plan, Property Services' ADA Transition Plan, and the ADA Transition Plan for Public Works, the City meets the general requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works (2012)
An ADA Transition Plan for Public Works was developed in 2012. The plan can be accessed here. Public Works began an update to the 2012 Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works in 2017.
Public Works’ ADA Transition Plan Update
Through a combination of the ADA Transition Plan for Public Works and the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan, the City plans to address a variety of issues that impact the accessibility of city streets and sidewalks. Through these two planning processes, Public Works intends to lay out a series of priorities, policies and approaches to address barriers in the public right of way, including sidewalk gaps, complex intersections and obstacles inhibiting pedestrian movement, non-compliant sidewalks and/or driveways, and pedestrian curb ramp reconstructions.
The Public Works’ ADA Transition Plan update follows three steps:
- Self-Evaluation: The self-evaluation includes assessing policies, procedures, and physical infrastructure within the public right of way.
- Identify Areas for Improvement: The results of the self-evaluation are compared against ADA standards. Items that need improvement are identified.
- Implementation Plan: A plan of action to implement improvements is documented.
The Draft ADA Transition Plan is a culmination of these three steps.
Self-Evaluation and Identifying Areas for Improvement: Late 2017 - Mid 2019
Develop an Implementation Plan: Late 2018 - Mid 2019
Draft ADA Transition Plan available for public comment and review: Late 2019
Revised ADA Transition Plan: Early 2020
Schedule is subject to change.
Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works
The Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works is now available for public comment. The comment period will close on December 27, 2019. Following the comment period, staff will review feedback and will bring a revised ADA Transition Plan for Public Works to the City Council for consideration in early 2020.
Past Project Updates
ADA Transition Plan Survey
A survey was available between May and August 2018 to inform the development of the Self-Evaluation and guide the prioritization of removing barriers in the public right of way.
Kelsey Fogt, Transportation Planner, 612-673-3885 or [email protected]
Last updated Nov 8, 2019