In March 2021, MPC and the Great Lakes ADA Center of UIC launched a report on the state of ADA transition planning in the Chicago region. Despite over 30 years of federal requirements to identify and remove barriers to mobility access on publicly-owned streets, the report demonstrated that only 11% of the region’s municipalities had recent ADA transition plans.
Since the report launched, exciting new resources are being set up to help make our communities safer, more accessible, and better connected. Audience members will hear how agencies in the region are reshaping themselves to address ADA needs, how communities are rethinking and reprioritizing mobility and accessibility, and how local experts recommend taking action to make your community's sidewalks, crosswalks, and transit stations universally accessible. Join us on October 13 from Noon to 1 p.m. to learn more!