Before you can walk

Roberta X has adjusted nicely to one of the newer features of urban living:

On the subject of ADA compliance, let me just say, as a somewhat clumsy person, that I like curb cuts — and they mean that every block, there are three squares of actual decent sidewalk, instead of tilted, battered slabs. (OTOH, around Roseholme Cottage, many of the curved curbs at the corners are large lengths of what appears to be cut stone! I’d miss them.) In Indianapolis, you’ve got to add, “…where there are sidewalks.” Outside of Downtown, they’re kind of optional.

She’d be amused, I think, to hear that while Oklahoma City has similar sidewalk density — which is to say, Not Much — we’ve been duly installing curb cuts, even in places where sidewalks don’t actually exist. I’m guessing this is a byproduct of having seen too many reruns of Field of Dreams.







2 comments

  1. Tatyana »

    18 March 2012 · 7:51 pm

    That reminds me: I had to look through new ADA law (ADA-2010, in full application since March 15) through weekend and report a summary to the boss tomorrow!
    There goes my quiet Sunday evening…

  2. CGHill »

    18 March 2012 · 8:03 pm

    I’m guessing this is going to be a long slog.

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