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Posted on: April 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Citywide ADA Field Assessment Begins Week of April 17

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A self-evaluation survey of accessibility barriers for people with disabilities is currently underway in the City of Chino. The purpose of the survey is to develop an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan to address identified barriers and to make programs, services, and facilities accessible to persons with disabilities. 

In November 2022, the City selected Bureau Veritas Technical Assessments as the consultant to provide an updated ADA self-evaluation and transition plan. Preparation for the request for proposal for this project began in May 2022 after the fiscal year 2022-23 budget was approved, and the solicitation for a qualified consultant began in September 2022. The consultant, on behalf of the City, is conducting a comprehensive citywide evaluation of accessibility compliance for City parks and buildings, public right-of-way facilities, and City policies and practices. The assessments of City-owned buildings and parks began in January 2023 and concluded in March. The consultant will embark on the public right-of-way portion of the survey, which provides for field inspections of public pedestrian facilities, beginning the week of April 17 for an estimated duration of four months. 

Surveyors will collect data on various aspects of pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way using the equipment shown in the attached photos. This equipment measures slopes, level changes, sidewalk roughness, and width, as well as other data to determine compliance with accessibility regulations. The pedestrian facilities that will be measured include public sidewalks, curb ramps, street crossings, and bus stops. Neither of the pieces of equipment to be used generates noise nor will create disruptions. 

Upon completion of the self-evaluation of all City programs, services, and facilities, the City will establish an updated ADA transition plan addressing structural and programmatic barriers. The transition plan will include methods to remove these barriers as well as a schedule for achieving compliance. 

The City wants residents and businesses to be aware of the surveys that will be taking place during the estimated four-month period and the equipment being used. Learn more by visiting the City’s ADA Transition Plan webpage. Any questions regarding the public right-of-way surveys or the ADA Transition Plan should be directed to Lisa Almilli, Accessibility Coordinator, at 909-334-3524.

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