Pedestrians with Disabilities
Disabilities are common for all ages. Those with permanent physical disabilities often kept away from society in the past, are now walking and bicycling on a regular basis. Many others have temporary conditions, including pregnancy, and broken or sprained limbs that may restrict their mobility. The disabled group includes:
Those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, mobility impaired, mentally/emotionally impaired, or other.
Many older adults have reduced abilities.
People who were previously institutionalized and are not trained to walk the streets.
Those dependent on alcohol or drugs may be hard to recognize.
The MMMPO collaborates with related agencies to ensure that the needs of those with impaired mobility are addressed in MMMPO transportation projects.
This guide serves as an update to the Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists (2007) and Bicycle Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists (2012). However, as a pedestrian- and bicycle-focused RSAs are oftentimes conducted simultaneously, this new guide provides the content in one concise document. The document provides information on how to conduct an RSA and effectively assess the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. These Guidelines provide an overview of the Road Safety Audit process, as well as an overview of basic safety principles and potential hazards affecting pedestrians and cyclists. Prompt lists are provided to assist RSA team members in considering general issues when performing a PBRSA.
Our online form provides an easy way for you to report issues relating to sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian traffic signals, and other pedestrian safety issues. By submitting your report, you are helping to improve the safety of pedestrians and to make our community more walkable.