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Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths and Street Crossings

  • Dec 15, 2021 (9:30 - 11:30 am CT; 8:30 - 10:30 am MT)
    Virtual Learning (desktop or laptop access)


DEADLINE: Friday, December 10, 2021

A webinar link will be emailed 2 days prior to the presentation.

The above opportunity and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


This presentation will feature Scott Windley of the U.S. Access Board. Joining this presentation will be Juliet Shoultz, P.E. also with the Access Board. This presentation will discuss the importance of pedestrian access for all. The Americans with Disabilities Act will be discussed and how to interpret the requirements in the transportation industry.

Ensuring access to public streets and sidewalks can be a challenge since new guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way have not yet been finalized under the ADA. This presentation will review available resources in the interim, namely the guidelines that the Access Board previously proposed for public rights-of-way and shared use paths. Scott and Juliet will discuss common issues and solutions, as well as review proposed requirements for sidewalks and street crossings, curb ramps and blended transitions, detectable warnings, pedestrian signals, on-street parking, street furniture, transit stops, and other components of public rights-of-way and shared use paths.


Scott Windley, TA Coordinator and Senior Accessibility Specialist Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board. Scott Windley has been on staff at the US Access Board since 1997. He previously worked at The Center for Universal Design as well as the University of Idaho’s Facilities Planning and Design Department as an intern Architect. Mr. Windley received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Idaho. Currently at the Board Mr. Windley is working on the Board’s public rights-of-way rulemaking, provides technical assistance and training on the ADAAG, PROWAG, and other standards, and works with a team of staff on the Technical Assistance Guides that are available from the Board. He has given many presentations to students, advocates, and professionals on accessibility issues and guidelines, across the country for over 27 years.

Juliet Shoultz, P.E., Transportation Systems Engineer and Accessibility Specialist Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board. Juliet Shoultz currently serves as Transportation Systems Engineer in the Board's Office of Technical and Information Services (OTIS). She has 15 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering for state government. Most recently, she served as the ADA Policy Engineer at the Illinois Department of Transportation where she led development and implementation of the department's ADA transition plan and served as the department's accessibility expert, providing technical assistance and reviewing plans for state projects. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Paratransit and previously was a member of the Illinois Accessibility Code Revision Committee which was tasked with revising the Illinois Accessibility Code.

Target Audience

Transportation planners, developers, designers, maintenance and construction staff are all encouraged to participate. Local government agencies are highly encouraged to participate as well.

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