Accessibility for the Disabled in Subway Stations

Accessibility for the Disabled in Subway Stations

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Jada Jackson started this petition to MTA and

The inaccessibility for the disabled, elderly or even women with strollers has cost many to feel neglected when taking public transportation. Entering or exiting subway stations can sometimes be a challenge that the disabled face. Some stations have yet to install elevators, while other stations have broken or delayed ones.  With the failure or lack thereof proper subway infrastructure, commuters are faced with the strenuous task of getting around subway stations. Ultimately, this becomes a crisis that involves everyone and limits the rights of all.

With having 472 subway stations in New York City, the MTA has only about 25 percent stations that are accessible. The MTA installed elevators that included ramps, handrails on ramps and stairs, accessible entry in subway stations, audio and visual systems for information, etc. These features may seem like it benefit the needs of the disabled but in some stations ramps constructed prior to the adoption of the ADA accessibility guidelines may not meet current ADA standards for slope, landing, and handrail requirements. On commuter rail lines, some ticket offices and restrooms are not accessible by wheelchairs. This is why I want to make a change in regards to providing disabled people with better infrastructure and more efficient elevators, in subway stations. Making their commute safer, faster, and more efficient.  

 

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