NO CURB RAMPS?
SIDEWALKS TOO NARROW?
NO DETECTABLE WARNINGS?
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORIES!!
WHAT: Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) has filed a lawsuit in state and federal courts against the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”).
WHY: Caltrans owns over 2,500 miles of sidewalks, which includes cross-walks, intersections, pedestrian overpasses and pedestrian underpasses, across the state of California. However, there are numerous reported access barriers along these sidewalks. Examples of access barriers include corners with no curb ramps, curb ramps that are too steep, poles that make the sidewalk too narrow to pass, broken and/or uneven pavement and a lack of detectable warnings (yellow domes indicating where the sidewalk ends and street begins).
WHO: The lawsuit is on behalf of all Californians with mobility and/or vision disabilities who experience access barriers along sidewalks, intersections and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses which are controlled by Caltrans.
WHERE: These lawsuits include:
•Sidewalks and intersections along and across state highways. State highways with sidewalks usually become city or town streets. They are often marked by a state highway sign.
•Sidewalks over or under state highways. Pedestrian overpasses or underpasses are sidewalks along bridges which pass over a freeway or sidewalks along streets which pass under a freeway.
HOW: If you would like to share your experiences about access to sidewalks, intersections or pedestrian overpasses and underpasses covered by this lawsuit, or if you would like to find out which sidewalks in your area are covered by this lawsuit, please contact us. Even if you previously talked to us, please give us your updates. You can contact us by calling 510-665-8644 (ask for Haley or Katie) or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Disability Rights Advocates
2001 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704