Disability Access

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Following Lawsuit, Philadelphia to Add or Fix 10,000 Curb Cuts

Disability rights advocates won a settlement that directs the city to improve accessibility on its public roads over the next 15 years.

October 19, 2022 - WHYY

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San Francisco Launches Adaptive Cycling Program

The program offers a variety of adaptive bikes at no charge to people with disabilities.

July 21, 2022 - Mass Transit

Car-Centric Planning

4 Urban Planning Fails We Need to Correct in 2020

Here are four urban planning fails that should be near the top of the list as professionals assess what to address in 2020 and 2021.

September 25, 2020 - Devin Partida


For Wheelchair Users, L.A. Poses Many Hazards

A trip through the city of Los Angeles reveals the largely overlooked challenges that people with physical disabilities must overcome.

October 5, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Wheelchair Curb Cut

Feds Close Cedar Rapids ADA Case

For four years, the city has worked to make public projects compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rather than granting an extension, the Department of Justice says it is closing the case.

June 14, 2019 - The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

Disable Access

Getting Around New York in a Wheelchair (Still) a Struggle

A transit rider offers a powerful perspective on what it's like to use a wheelchair in New York City.

December 12, 2018 - New York Times

Wheelchair Accessible

New York MTA Will Spend $600 Million on Disabled Access Improvements

New York's Transit system has long lacked facilities to allow wheelchair users access to many of their stations.

May 3, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

UDO Transportation Planner

City of Charlotte - Charlotte Area Transit

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