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May 19, 2015 11:31 am

Make Philly More Accessible — Tell the Streets Dept Where to Put Curb Ramps

City seeks insight on accessibility routes for people with disabilities.

The Philadelphia Streets Department and the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities are partnering to identify ADA curb ramp locations that need upgrades and locations where there is a specific need for a ramp to be installed for the community of people with disabilities in Philadelphia.

Curb ramps are short ramps cutting through a curb or built up to it. If designed and constructed to be accessible, a curb ramp provides an accessible route that people with disabilities can use to safely transition from a roadway to a curbed sidewalk and vice versa, according to the ADA.

Requests can be submitted at http://potholes.phila.gov/tap.nsf/adaramp. To submit a request, users need to identify the Ramp Location (intersection or address), its position (e.g. NW Corner, Midblock, All Corners), the name of the street the curb ramp crosses and why the ADA ramp needs upgrading.

Philadelphians can also contact the Streets Department Customer’s Affairs Information helpline at 215-686-5560 for assistance and further accommodations.

According to the website, ADA partner curb ramp requests will be investigated through a review process and requests will be filled based upon the greatest need.

Image via Flickr User Dylan T Moore

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