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Strive to make all sidewalks, pedestrian ramps and spaces, and bus stops accessible

DOT will continue to install at least 75 accessible pedestrian signals each year. The agency will expand its in-house pedestrian ramp program, and invest about $245 million over the next four years for contractor pedestrian ramp upgrades and new installations. DOT will update its Street Design Manual and capital project standards to reflect the principle of universal access.

Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative

3.1.4

Related OneNYC Initiative

1.6.5

Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)

Status

Update Description

DOT will continue to install accessible pedestrian signals at 75 intersections each year.

Completed

In 2017, DOT installed accessible pedestrian signals (APS) at 75 intersections. There are now APS units, which send audible and vibrotactile indications when pedestrians push a button, at 286 intersections citywide. 

DOT will expand its in-house pedestrian ramp program and invest additional funds over the next four years for pedestrian ramp upgrades by contractors.

Completed

In 2016, DOT launched a new program to upgrade pedestrian ramps on corners with in-house construction crews. These crews upgrade  pedestrian ramps along recently resurfaced street segments, and respond to complaints of defective or non-ADA compliant pedestrian ramps. Starting in late summer 2017, DDC managed contractors will begin performing upgrades as well in Lower Manhattan. As of December 15, 2017, DOT in-house construction crews have completed upgrades at over 2,000 corners citywide in 2017.

DOT will update the Street Design Manual and capital project standards to reflect the principle of universal access

Completed

DOT works in partnership with DDC to advance the principles of universal access in every capital project, and DOT’s ADA coordinator reviews all capital projects in the scoping and design phases. In early 2018 DOT will update its Street Design Manual to include the principle of universal access (also known as "inclusive design") and DOT staff actively engage in periodic learning and development courses to ensure adequate knowledge on the latest ADA and inclusive design standards. 

DOT will continue to review all future streetscape capital work to ensure optimal access for all pedestrians.

Ongoing

DOT continues to review all future streetscape capital work to ensure optimal access for all pedestrians.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)

Status

Update Description

DOT will install a minimum of 75 accessible pedestrian signals each year.

DOT will continue its pedestrian ramp program.