The City of Battle Ground is in the process of developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan to guide when and where mobility improvements need to be made within the city.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires an ADA Transition Plan from public entities responsible for publicly-owned and used buildings, parks, streets, roads, sidewalks.
The city's plan will address sidewalks, curb ramps, push buttons, crosswalks, and on-street parking (collectively referred to as “facilities”) within the public right-of-way. The Plan must describe how these facilities will be transitioned to meet Federal accessibility standards.
Developing a draft plan begins with self-evaluation through an inventory of facilities, and input from you, the community. The information collected will be analyzed and prioritized to develop a draft which will be shared with community stakeholders for further input opportunities.
Our staff is conducting an inventory of current pedestrian facilities throughout the entire city to find gaps in and barriers to accessibility.
To better understand mobility experiences within the city, we sought information and feedback from community members.
Obstacles, such as cracked or uneven sidewalks, lack of ramps or curbs at intersections, and obstructions in sidewalks can make navigation difficult or impossible for members of our community. The Interactive Reporting tool gave community members the opportunity to map and describe specific gaps and barriers they have encountered.
Many thanks to everyone who participated in the community survey and reported gaps and barriers using the interactive reporting tool. The information you provided will help form the draft ADA Transition Plan.
The draft ADA Transition Plan, projected to be completed in December of 2021, will be available for review by the community and presented to the Battle Ground City Council for formal adoption.
The ADA Transition Plan will serve as a guide for reaching compliance with the ADA requirements and will:
Funding for the facility improvements identified in the plan will be allocated annually through the city's budget process.