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A Comprehensive Approach to Building Excellent ADA Facilities Within the Public Right-of-Way

OnDemand Webinar (92 minutes)

Make sure all of your facilities in the public right of way are in compliance.

Effective right of way utilization has become increasingly complicated over the years due to limited availability, urbanization, shrinking budgets, environmental constraints and balancing the demands of competing users. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) greatly increases this complexity by mandating additional requirements with respect to pedestrian facilities. This topic is designed to provide a comprehensive soup to nuts hands-on guidance with programming, planning, permitting, engineering, construction, and maintenance of current and future pedestrian amenities within the public right of way. The goal is to equip you with real-world directions beyond minimal legal compliance in order to practically meet the needs of all users in understanding and addressing the specific and diverse needs of various disabilities such as relating to mobility, visual, and auditory. The unique legal aspects will also be identified and explained. The information serves as a road map on how to be street smart to tangibly fulfill these laws. It is intended for a wide range of stakeholders including designers, contractors, inspectors, public officials, developers, and lawyers. You will become informed on technicalities and administrative tools and empowered to seamlessly implement excellent ADA accommodations within the built environment of the public right of way.


Michael Wilmore, P.E., Wilmore Engineering, LLC


Programming for Success

• Policy Establishments

• Design Reviews, Approvals, and Waivers

• Addressing Complaints and Noncompliance

Types of Facilities

• Sidewalks, Multi-Use Trails, and Bridges

• Crosswalks and Ramps

• Entrances

Practical Design

• Signage and Signals

• Drainage

• Utility Poles and Obstacles

• Transitions


• Contract Document Requirements

• Compliance During Construction

• Inspecting and Verifications