March 10, 2015
By Carol Swenson, Executive Director of the District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
The public is invited to join the District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (DCC) on Wednesday, March 11th for a presentation of the Making Strides: Last Mile to the Green Line 2014 Accessibility Survey report and documentary video. The DCC will be presenting the findings of their survey, hearing from accessibility experts about what they found in the field, and having a roundtable discussion of ways to take action and move the findings of the report forward. What does accessibility mean? Why did the DCC do an Accessibility Survey?
Making Strides: The 2014 Green Line Accessibility Survey, Report, and Documentary Video
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11th
Rondo Community Library
461 North Dale Street, St. Paul
Refreshments will be provided.
Questions that will be discussed include:
- How does looking at the pedestrian realm through the lens of a wheelchair user change how we see streetscapes?
- How does accessibility interact with our transit system, and why does it matter?
- Do we need to educate policy makers on issues of accessibility? Aren’t accessibility barriers obvious? Doesn’t the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) solve these problems?
- What can community members, organizations, and government do to address issues of accessibility?
To download the Making Strides: Last Mile to the Green Line 2014 Accessbility Survey, click here.
Watch the Accessibility video here.