The City of Harrisonburg is working on an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan for the public right-of-way to document current accessibility deficiencies, and establish policies and procedures to make transportation facilities in Harrisonburg accessible to all, regardless of ability, over time. This work, from a transportation perspective and required by the ADA, looks at all pedestrian infrastructure types including walkways (sidewalks and shared use paths), intersections (curb ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian signals), on-street parking, bus stops, work zones, etc. Required elements of the plan include self-evaluation, methods that will be used to make facilities accessible, schedule, a designated ADA Coordinator, and establishing a grievance procedure.
The City recently hosted a focus group meeting, to learn from community members with lived experiences, to better inform the Plan and its priorities. The City will be also hosting a public open house to learn from the community's experiences. All open house materials will be available digitally upon their creation.
ADA Transition Plan Open House - March 14, 2024
The Harrisonburg Public Works department will hold an open house on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at the Harrisonburg City Hall Council Chambers, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg. There will be two times the public will have the opportunity to attend, either 11:30am - 1:30pm or 4:00pm - 6:00pm. At the open house, citizens are invited to learn about current efforts, ask questions, and provide feedback on ADA accessibility in Harrisonburg. Staff will be present at the open house for information. A questionnaire will be available at the open house to collect public thoughts/questions and will be available digitally until March 28.
Public Works ADA Self Evaluation
An ESRI Dashboard created by the City of Harrisonburg Department of Public Works to show ADA related issues found throughout the city. Data was collected primarily through the summer of 2023. As work orders are completed, points related to protruding objects and sidewalk obstructions will leave the map. Access the Self Evaluation.
ADA Transition Plan Draft - Coming soon!
ADA Transition Plan Questionnaire - Coming soon!