(April 17, 2023) As part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT’s) commitment to ensuring an accessible transportation system, the annual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II Public Right of Way Transition Plan report shares the progress being made to modify transportation system elements such as audible pedestrian signals and curb ramps. For information on work done in 2022, please read the PBOT 2022 ADA Title II Public Right of Way Transition Plan Annual Report.
In 2022 PBOT increased accessible parking throughout the city by over 70 spaces. The bureau also made transit stop accessibility improvements through a collaboration between PBOT and TriMet. The report also include details of progress on sidewalk repairs to make existing sidewalks accessible and the addition of sidewalks or sidewalk infill, to make the sidewalk network more complete. The report identifies several outreach efforts to engage people with disabilities in PBOT's work.
PBOT is required to release this report annually, per Portland City Council’s July 2021 Resolution 37543. This is the second annual report. It outlines PBOT’s accomplishments advancing ADA compliance for 2022. Because the bureau is still developing data collection methods, completed work is likely underreported.
Questions? Contact Lisa Strader, PBOT ADA Coordinator, Lisa.Strader@Portlandoregon.gov.