Americans With Disabilites Act
In 1990, the Federal Government enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA required all public organizations to adopt a Transition Plan identifying physical obstacles limiting access to programs, services and activities by persons with disabilities.
The information provided below outlines recent efforts undertaken by the City to ensure progress in addressing ADA accessibility issues within the public right-of-way. Saratoga Springs has made a significant and long-term commitment to improving the accessibility of its public right-of-way. The purpose of the ADA Transition Plan Phase 2 Document, which is currently in draft form, is to ensure that the City of Saratoga Springs identifies prohibited structural barriers to its public right-of-way, and, where structurally feasible, schedules and implements ADA-required improvements in order to remove those barriers.
ABOUT THE PLAN
On December 19, 2017, the City of Saratoga Springs adopted American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan Phase 1 to ensure that the City creates reasonable, accessible paths of travel in the public right-of-way for everyone including people with disabilities. Additionally, the City adopted a formal Resolution for ADA, a Complaint Process, and has also recently integrated ADA into its Complete Streets Plan and Unified Development Ordinance.
In 2020, the City received a grant from the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) to complete a comprehensive ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP). City facilities, public right-of-way programs, policies, practices, and procedures were surveyed as part of the SETP. Public sidewalks, curb ramps, and pedestrian features of existing signalized intersections were added to the SETP.
The City of Saratoga Springs is now seeking public comment on its draft Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Plan Phase 2 - Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP).
Document: PHASE 2 DRAFT ADA Transition Plan
The Mayor's office set a public hearing on the draft Phase 2 SETP at the September 6th City Council meeting at 6:45 PM. A public comment period will be held from September 6, 2022, to October 18, 2022. Those interested persons, including individuals with disabilities or organizations representing individuals with disabilities are requested to participate in the development of these documents.
Written comments may be submitted below or mailed to Anthony J. Izzo, City Attorney, 474 Broadway Suite 21, Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866 (the proposed ADA Coordinator). A copy of the proposed ADA Transition Plan will be available for inspection at the Planning office located at Suite 32 City Hall Third Floor, on the City’s website, and at the public hearing.