The State (FDOT) used Federal Dollars to obstruct and place Deadly Wheelchair Curb cuts on a County Sidewalk.
We need your help!
(You don't need to be Injured, Disabled, or from Florida to file an ADA Fraud Complaint. We need as many people as possible to file complaints or the FDOT will continue to obstruct our sidewalks and install Deadly Wheelchair Curb Cuts.)
Please call the below contacts and tell them that Utilities should not be in the middle of the Pedestrian Right of Way and Wheelchair Curb Cuts should not be placed Unmarked Mid-Block on busy roads.
Sarasota County Government
Disability Rights Florida
ACLU of Florida
USDOJ Civil Rights Department
Call, Twitter @JoeGruters, and Facebook Representative Joe Gruters (941) 914-2004;
and Representative Margret Good , Facebook, Twitter @RepGoodFL, (941) 955-8077,
and Congressman Vern Buchanan , Facebook, Twitter @VernBuchanan, (941) 951-6643.
Ask them to Sponsor:
1. The Jessica, Lillia, Isabel, Alexis, Pedestrian Safety Compliance Bill. This Bill would relinquish control of Local Roads (roads with speed limits of 45mph and below) from the FDOT to Local Authorities (like in most other States). This Bill would also require FDOT Employees to undergo training in the use of Unmarked Mid-Block Crosswalks and Pedestrian Safety Islands.
2. The Sidewalk Obstruction Clear Zone Compliance Bill. This Bill would require that State FDOT District ADA Coordinators have former Education and Work Experience in the ADA. This Bill also requires FDOT Employees to undergo training in FHWA Clear Zone Safety Standards and ADA Wheelchair Pass By Standards. In addition this Bill requires the FDOT to relocate Street Lamp Posts which violate FHWA Clear Zone Standards.
If you want to report broken sidewalks, lights out, etc.. you can visit SeeClickFix.com where you can track the issue.