Mobility for All
in Bellingham

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What is Bellingham Doing?

Learn About the Process

The city of Bellingham is in the process of developing a transition plan by the end of 2019. In addition to conducting an inventory of pedestrian facilities, the development of a plan relies on feedback from members of the community through a technical advisory committee, community meetings, surveys and focus groups.

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Transition Plans

Get in the Know

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that public entities having responsibility for, or authority over: facilities, streets, roads, sidewalks and/or other areas meant for public use develop a Transition Plan to make their facilities meet accessibility standards. The city of Bellingham is in the process of developing a transition plan by the end of 2019. In addition to conducting an inventory of city facilities, the development of a plan relies on feedback from members of the community.

 

Gaps and Barriers

Do you have a specific location that causes you difficulty?
Use our online reporting tool to tell us where.

The city is currently conducting an inventory of gaps and barriers, including those listed below.

Cracked and Uneven Sidewalks

Unrepaired sidewalks are challenging for most people especially for those using walkers, and wheelchairs or people who are blind or have low vision.

Curbs at Intersections Without Ramps

Curbs without ramps are inaccessible for those using wheelchairs and challenging for those with walkers and pushing strollers.

Obstructions in Sidewalks

Obstructions such as poles and overgrown vegetation are challenging for all and specifically for those who are blind or have low vision, or those with wheelchairs if the width is inadequate.

Tell Us Where You Encounter
Gaps and Barriers!

Use the button below to access our interactive mapping tool to tell us about a specific location where you know a mobility issue exists.

 
 

Prioritizing Improvements

Public Feedback Guides Where We Invest

Members of the public provided input in July, 2019 on barriers in the public right-of-way including sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and pedestrian signals. That information will be used to help develop the transition plan.

Sidewalks and Walkways Near Public Buildings

Sidewalks and Walkways Near Parks

Sidewalks and Walkways Near Transit Stops

Sidewalks and Walkways Near Schools

Sidewalks and Walkways Near Commercial Centers

All Sidewalks and
Curb Ramps

 

Timeline

Completing the Plan On-Time

June-July 2019

  • Stakeholder Outreach

  • Barrier Removal Evaluation

Aug-Oct 2019

  • Focus Group

  • Prioritization

  • Cost Estimating

  • Development of Transition
    Schedule

Nov 2019-Feb 2020

  • Draft and Final Plan

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