Wednesday, March 31, 2010
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8 a.m.)

SEMCOG Offices
535 Griswold St., Ste. 300
Detroit, MI
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This workshop will provide local government engineers and planners responsible for designing public rights-of-way and recreational facilities, and ADA coordinators, with information about federal regulations pertaining to public rights-of-way and outdoor developed areas.

Learn About
At this workshop, attendees will learn about:

  • Planning accessible sidewalks, landings, curb ramps, and signals,
  • General principles of crossing and intersection planning,
  • Federal civil rights obligations governing accessibility and transportation industry standards for right-of-way construction, and
  • How accessible design benefits all pedestrians.

Workshop Presenters

  • Michael Moule, P.E., President
    Livable Streets, Inc.
  • Scott Windley (via teleconference)
    United States Access Board
    Public Rights-of-Way Access Advisory Committee

Federal accessibility regulations have applied to state and local government capital projects since the 1960s, expanding their scope from the front entrances of county courthouses to the picnic tables on a town-operated nature trails. Numerous – and sometimes conflicting – regulations and guidelines may apply to a city streetscape or village park, leading planners to ask: ‘Just what should I do?’

This workshop, presented by Livable Streets, Inc. and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, will provide additional detail on how to apply the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in communities.


  • Welcome
  • Pedestrians and Their Environment
  • Laws, Regulations, & Policies
  • Accessible Sidewalk Design
  • Curb Ramps
  • Crossings & Intersections
  • Pedestrian Signals
  • Maintaining Accessible Features & Temporary Traffic Control

Registration Required
This workshop is free-of-charge to SEMCOG members and partners; there is a $75 charge for non-member local governments. Seating is limited to 35 persons, so you are strongly encouraged to reserve a seat as soon as possible and no later than March 24, 2010. In the case that registration exceeds 35 persons, priority will be given to SEMCOG members, and multiple registrations from the same community may be limited.

Attendees to this workshop are eligible for two credits through AICP’s Certification Maintenance Program. Please contact Amanda Polanco at 313-324-3362 for more details.

Questions about this workshop?
Contact Amanda Polanco, SEMCOG University Registrar, at 313-324-3362.