City of Kokomo ADA Transition Plan:
Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way
The purpose of this plan is to ensure that the City of Kokomo creates reasonable and accessible paths of travel in the public right-of-way for everyone, including people with disabilities. The City of Kokomo (“The City”) has made a significant and long-term commitment to improving the accessibility of pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks, trails, and curb ramps. The Transition Plan describes existing policies and programs to enhance the overall pedestrian network while identifying barriers and prioritizing improvements that should be made throughout the City. This Transition Plan describes the existing policies and programs to enhance the overall pedestrian network, identifies intersections needing improvement, and outlines methods for implementation.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires all public agencies to develop an ADA Transition Plan for the installation of curb ramps or other sloped areas at all locations where walkways cross curbs.
The plan must include a schedule for curb ramp installation and for other improvements necessary to achieve programmatic accessibility for persons with disabilities.
There are two main purposes of this ADA Transition Plan:
- To describe the curb ramp and other Pedestrian Facility needs in the City.
- To outline the recommended procedures for implementing and scheduling remedial work to provide a complying system of curb ramps, pedestrian signals and sidewalks.