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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City releases draft Americans with Disabilities Act Public Right-Of-Way Transition Plan for public comment

March 04, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, the City of New Orleans released a draft Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Public Right-of-Way Transition Plan for 30-day public review and comment. The draft Transition Plan provides a protocol for addressing accessibility needs for persons with disabilities and sets priorities to improve pedestrian access routes along City-owned streets with facilities such as curb ramps, accessible pedestrian signals, and accessible transit stops. 

Mark Jernigan, Director of the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works said, “The ADA Transition Plan identifies barriers persons with disabilities currently have with the City’s infrastructure system, develops a plan to address those barriers, and establishes a grievance policy to reconcile issues. I want to thank the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Citizens with Disabilities for its work on the ADA Transition Plan. This dedicated group of volunteers has assisted the City immeasurably in our efforts not only to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but to make New Orleans an accessible and inclusive community to live, work and visit.”

Electronic copies of the draft ADA Transition Plan are available for download at the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works’ ADA Transition Plan website. Hard copies of the draft ADA Transition Plan are available for review at the following locations:

  • DPW Office, City Hall, Room 6W03, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA 70112
  • ADA Administrator’s Office, City Hall, Room 8E07, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr., New Orleans, LA 70131
  • Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Central City Library, 2405 Jackson Ave., Building C, Room 235, New Orleans, LA 70113 
  • Children's Resource Center, 913 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
  • East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127
  • Temporary location of the Dennis Hubbell Library, 225 Morgan St., New Orleans, LA 70114
  • Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70125
  • Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117
  • Milton H. Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122
  • Mid-City Library, 3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124

Comments on the draft ADA Transition Plan will be accepted through April 2, 2013. Comments submitted by e-mail should be directed to Cheryn Robles at crobles@nola.gov or by phone at 504-658-8046. 

Comments may also be mailed to:

            New Orleans City Hall
            Department of Public Works Room 6w03
            ADA Transition Plan
            1300 Perdido St.
            New Orleans, LA 70112

Development of the draft ADA Transition Plan was overseen by the Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Citizens with Disabilities to ensure consultation and involvement of key stakeholders in the planning process.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, provides comprehensive civil rights protections for persons with disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, and access to public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. Title II of the ADA requires that Cities develop a Transition Plan specific to City’s streets and sidewalks that addresses accessibility.

 
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