A letter from commission for people with disabilities

A letter from commission for people with disabilities

a story about how Cambridge is making sidewalks safe again

The Department of Public Works or DPW goes above and beyond the needs of all people who use the cities sidewalks. Regardless of your age or ability, those who walk, bide, roll (skateboard), stroll, take the bus, drive or use any means to get around. The DPW goes to great lengths to get around in any way they can. Though they are extremely helpful to people with disabilities; every one actually benefits. Ramps are put in place; not only to help those in wheelchairs, but also to help those who use baby's or young children's strollers. If you are up to date with modern luggage which rolls ; you are being helped also.What about workers using hand trucks to deliver packages. Yes Sir! the ramps are so beneficial to many.
Reconstruction is a very big priority when it comes to fixing sidewalks.The following are the high priority areas; Sidewalks on bus routes, those near youth centers,parks and schools. Also benefiting the sidewalk accessabilities are those near senior centers.Also benefiting are all of the major squares such as Inman, Central and Harvard.. Finally there are high priority areas like elderly and disabled housing.
The DPW is being sure to have accessible sidewalks for all. They work hand in hand with the Commission For people with Disabilities (CCPD) Some public meetings are held while in the design phase of the large projects.Engineers are called in to work with CCPD to be sure that all of the new sidewalks meet , and also when possible exceed all rule of the ADA and MAAB. Curb ramps are useful, but also it does take a lot more than those ramps to have accessible streets and sidewalks for all.