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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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THE CHARACTER OF A PUBLIC THOROUGHFARE IS DEFINED BY...

1. ROADWAY AND CURBLINES

2. PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS AND SIGNALS

3. ON-STREET PARKING INCLUDING PARKING METERS AND DISABLED ACCESS

4. TRAFFIC SAFETY CONFIGURATIONS INCLUDING ANY SIGNS

5. STREET TREES

6. OTHER LANDSCAPING

7. STREET FURNITURE INCLUDING BUS SHELTERS

8. PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ROUTES

9. WHEELCHAIR AND BIKE RAMPS

10. BLENDED TRANSITIONS

11. BICYCLE PARKING AND FOOD CARTS

12. ADJOINING BUILDINGS AND OPEN SPACES

THE DESIGN AND CONTROL OF THE ABOVE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY ARE BY FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND CITY AGENCIES, AS WELL AS SOME SPECIAL REGIONAL AUTHORITIES.
PEDESTRIANS OF ALL ABILITIES SHOULD FIRST CONTACT THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS REGARDING PLANNING AND ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES, PLUS, THE FOLLOWING ARE GOOD EDUCATION RESOURCES:

A. U.S. ACCESS BOARD
WEBSITE: WWW DOT ACCESS - BOARD DOT GOV / PRO WAC
SITE SEARCH: ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS (APS)
PHONE: 1-800-872-2253
WEBINARS: WWW DOT ACCESSIBILITY ONLINE DOT ORG
SCROLL TO: HEADING - ARCHIVES
- 6-3-2010 - SIDEWALKS-CROSSWALKS
- 8-9-2011 - RIGHTS-OF-WAY

B. ACCESS WORLD ONLINE MAGAZINE
WEBSITE: WWW DOT AFB DOT ORG
SITE SEARCH: ACCESS WORLD, MAY, 2009
ARTICLE: ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS (APS)

C. SAN FRANCISCO LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND
WEBSITE: WWW DOT LIGHTHOUSE - SF DOT ORG
SITE SEARCH: ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS (APS)

D. COMPLETE STREETS
WEBSITE: WWW DOT COMPLETE STREETS DOT ORG

E. ASSOCIATION OF PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE PROFESSIONALS
WEBSITE: WWW DOT APBP DOT ORG

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