Ninth Circuit ruling: Cities have obligation under ADA to provide accessible on-street parking

October 2, 2014

In Fortyune v. City of Lomita, the Ninth Circuit ruled that cities have an obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide on-street parking that is accessible to people with disabilities, despite the fact that federal standards for ADA compliance don’t contain any requirements specifically related to on-street parking. While the Access Board, the federal agency in charge of creating accessibility guidelines for the Department of Justice, hasn’t yet adopted final standards, cities still must determine the best way to provide accessible on-street parking. The Access Board’s website, which contains links to sites that provide information on accessible design, can be found at http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/streets-sidewalks/public-rights-of-way/other-prow-resources.

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