Pedestrian Facilities Inventory and Accessibility Review

Greenwich, Connecticut

BETA developed an inventory of pedestrian facilities within the Town of Greenwich’s right-of-way, including approximately 145 miles of sidewalks, 1,550 pedestrian ramps, and 62 intersections with pedestrian signals. The condition and accessibility of each facility were documented using methods consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way, and the Town’s Guidelines and Procedures. The inventory will be used to assist the Town with maintaining and improving the accessibility of its sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, and pedestrian signals.

An extensive field data collection program was conducted using GIS-enabled field laptops pre-programmed with a menu of all information to be collected. Data collected included dimensions, slope, presence of a detectable warning panel at sidewalk ramps, pushbutton location, button mounting height, and button mounting height. Field data was then compiled into an interactive database using ArcGIS Online.

BETA developed an improvement schedule for each type of facility based on conformance with applicable standards, proximity to pedestrian generators, and anticipated budget. The field program, evaluation methodology, and schedule were documented in a Section 504 Transition Plan report.