Pedestrian Accessibility - ADA Transition Plan (504)
Accessibility of Pedestrian Facilities Within the Public Rights of Way
Local agencies that have control over existing sidewalks or roadways must conduct self-evaluations of their facilities (including pedestrian rights of way) to determine accessibility. If the agency has more than fifty (50) employees, they must also develop a transition plan that details non-compliant features, the method that will be used to remediate them, the time for doing so, and the person responsible for ensuring compliance.
As part of this ADA Transition Plan, we will also inventory, inspect, and evaluate ADA Curb Ramps within Town of Belleair owned and maintained rights of way to determine/document existing physical barriers and to ensure the existing ramps comply with the Florida DOT Design Standards, Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance for Streets and Highways (aka the Florida Greenbook), and the Town of Belleair Land Development Code. If a facility needs to be installed, or if a facility is found not to be in compliance, a work order will be generated and the Town of Belleair will construct/reconstruct the facility to bring it into compliance.
While inventorying, inspecting and constructing transportation facilities the Town of Belleair will refer to the Florida DOT Design Standards, Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance for Streets and Highways (aka the Florida Greenbook), and the Town of Belleair Land Development Code for guidance with road and right of way facilities. Additional ADA resources and toolkits are provided by the FDOT Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ADA / Accessibility Program.
During construction of new pedestrian facilities, the Town of Belleair continually inspects the work to assure adherence to the design and completion of the facilities. A project is not closed out until it has been verified that accessible facilities have been completed.
The Town of Belleair encourages the public to report any facility, program, service or activity that appears inaccessible to the disabled. Furthermore, the Town of Belleair will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled individuals who wish to participate in public involvement events or who require special assistance to access facilities, programs, services or activities. Because providing reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organization or resources, the Town of Belleair asks that requests be made at least two (2) calendar days prior to the need for accommodation.