The City of Columbus is continuously striving to provide improved accessibility to all areas of the City including public facilities, public transportation depots, commercial businesses, and neighborhoods.
ADA WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY
Columbus is focused on creating compliant
Pedestrian Access Routes (PARs) throughout the City. The current DPS Rules and Regulations further
define requirements to achieve PARS and when right of way improvements require
ADA curb ramps have, in previous years, been
constructed at high-pedestrian traffic intersections, as part of major roadway
reconstruction projects, at high traffic areas near downtown, near schools and
hospitals, and by special citizen requests.
Ramp installations are now included as a
routine part of roadway resurfacing projects where curbs and sidewalks already
exist. Ramp construction is scheduled to occur near the time of street
repaving, and often performed by a separate contractor.
The City of Columbus is
committed to eventually have ramps at every intersection throughout the City.
This is a major undertaking that will require a number of years and
continued funding. Funding for these projects has been possible in the
past by grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission and funds made available
by City Council.
The City of Columbus has updated its ADA
Rules and Regulations to align with current ADA Federal guidance and be more
inclusive of all ADA requirements within the public Right of Way. The new ADA Rules and Regulations are
effective April 1, 2018.
Anyone who would like to request a ramp or ramps at a particular location should send a written request, including name, phone number, and a brief explanation to:
City of Columbus, Public Service Department
Division of Infrastructure Management
Attn: ADA Manager
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Or call (614) 645-0285
Or e-mail requests or questions to: email@example.com
Click here for Wheelchair Ramp Requirements, effective April 1, 2018.