Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities may soon be able to enjoy safer, more mobility friendly streets thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado and approved today by the New Jersey Senate.
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities may soon be able to enjoy safer, more mobility friendly streets thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado and approved today by the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)
“These new requirements for the Department of Transportation have the potential to change the lives of people with disabilities who have difficulty navigating our public road and transit infrastructure,” said Corrado (R-40). “My legislation will make sure that anytime new public infrastructure improvements are proposed, we will put the mobility needs of disabled New Jerseyans front and center. All New Jersey residents, especially those with disabilities, should feel safe and confident when using the roads and public transit systems in our state.”
Corrado’s legislation, S-147, requires the New Jersey Department of Transportation to implement a complete streets policy that improves the safety and mobility options for all New Jersey residents, with a particular focus on individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The bill also requires the DOT, as part of the complete streets policy, to develop universal design concepts that further improve mobility options.
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