NYC agrees to make each street corner accessible to the disabled

Following a class action lawsuit settlement, New York City agreed last month to make sure every street corner has a pedestrian ramp that is in good condition.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2019, 12:10 AM

Updated 1,936 days ago

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NYC agrees to make each street corner accessible to the disabled
Following a class action lawsuit settlement, New York City agreed last month to make sure every street corner has a pedestrian ramp that is in good condition.
The agreement means that all 162,000 crossings around the city will be accessible to everyone.
Joe Rapapport, with the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, is one of the activists who worked to make this happen.
"People who walk around or roll around the city will have a much easier time," he told News 12.
The group expects the installation of missing curb cuts to happen in the next few years. To start the process, the city says it will survey streets in all boroughs by October of this year.


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