Mayor’s Challenge a Chance to Improve Access

By |2015-03-02T15:13:21+00:00March 1st, 2015|
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United Spinal is working to promote the 2015 “Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets” in hopes of raising ADA compliance issue at a local level and to improve sidewalks, bus stops, and cross stops for everyone. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx invited mayors and local elected officials to attend a Safer People, Safer Streets Summit this March and then return to their cities and make a concerted effort to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. One of the Mayor’s Challenge activities is identifying and addressing barriers to make streets safe and convenient for all road users, including people of all ages and abilities and those using assistive mobility devices. Carol Tyson, senior policy associate for United Spinal, hopes chapters and members will reach out to their local elected officials and encourage them to participate. “This is a great opportunity to get local policy makers talking about access issues and how their cities and municipalities can become more compliant while, more importantly, improving the quality of life for all,” she says. For more information, or to get involved, please visit www.dot.gov/mayors-challenge.