If your proposed work will impact sidewalk accessibility, your traffic control plan needs to accommodate a safe ADA-compliant pedestrian walkway.
- Create a plan that maintains safe pedestrian access instead of closing a sidewalk and detouring pedestrians.
- Acceptable plans include overhead protection (i.e. scaffolding or pedestrian tunnel), or a protected walkway in the on-street parking spaces.
- By avoiding pedestrian detours and maintaining safe pedestrian accessibility adjacent to construction sites, you can help PBOT meet our Vision Zero goals.
Sidewalk accessibility planning resources:
- New Work Zone Guidelines, City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation
- Administrative Rules for Safe Accommodating for Pedestrians & Cyclists in Work Zones, City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation
- Checklist for Pedestrian Considerations during Planning & Design, US Department of Transportation
Click here to view a typical site, showing PBOT's hierarchy of pedestrian treatments.
Overhead Protection with Pedestrian Tunnel:
Protected Walkway in the on-street parking spaces:
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