August 26, 2006
CA Crips Sue Over Bad Roads
From Inside Bay Area:
A Berkeley-based disability rights group filed a federal class-action lawsuit Wednesday against Caltrans, claiming state roads are rife with barriers for people with disabilities.
Those obstacles include missing and inadequate curb ramps; dangerous slopes and crumbled or uneven pavement; Park-and-Ride facilities with inaccessible paths, non-accessible parking spaces and other problems; and failure to provide accessible alternate routes during construction and accessible information for vision-impaired people when sidewalks are closed, the suit claims.
Posted on August 26, 2006