Accessibility Requirements for Public Rights of Way

A sea change is happening in accessibility, and public agencies will be counting on designers and urban architects for the creative problem-solving you do best.


As they finalize accessibility standards for public rights of way, the U.S. Department of Transportation has already asked that projects follow new recommendations. Applying these standards promises to be complicated. The changes will take real expertise—and hold much opportunity for practitioners with the right skills.

In this session, we'll cover everything you need to know through a comprehensive case study of the Denver 16th Street Mall and learn real-world solutions to a range of accessibility challenges. It's a must for urban planners and designers as well as anyone else concerned with community accessibility.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the evolution and current status of public rights of way rules and standards.
  • Identify key elements in public rights of way that require access.
  • Describe accessibility requirements for key public rights of way elements.
  • Describe scoping requirements for accessible public rights of way elements.
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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.00 LU
  • ADA
  • HSW
  • RIBA


  • Randy W. Dipner

    Founding Partner | Meeting the Challenge, Inc.

    Mr. Dipner holds degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Computer Science from Ohio State...