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.

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Posted on August 26, 2006