people with disabilities

Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities (FHWA, FHWA, October 2017)

Shared streets, which serve both slow-moving motor vehicles and pedestrians, can provide flexible, desirable public spaces. However, they provide a challenge for pedestrians with vision impairments. FHWA’s guide provides a toolbox of design options, as well as planning guidance and case

Access for all: Knitting together ADA and Complete Streets

By Mary Ebeling The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA 1990) was enacted to ensure equal participation for people of all abilities. These are evolving standards that provide guidance for making transportation facilities, such as sidewalks and transit, fully accessible, the same facilities that

Get on the Bus! Balancing fixed-route and paratransit services

By Mary Ebeling Transit agencies typically struggle, logistically and financially, to provide service to those unable to ride fixed-route buses. These riders need access to transportation, but the additional costs of paratransit can drain agency coffers and result in reductions to the operating

Rethinking the parking needs of people with disabilities

By Bill Holloway Disabled drivers clearly need access to parking spaces near their destinations but do they also need to park for free? A recent article by Michael Manville and Jonathan Williams in the University of California Transportation Center magazine Access argues that policies allowing