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Universal Design for Plazas, Bikeways and Shared Streets

Ensuring streets are accessible to all is a critical challenge for cities implementing innovative street designs, like shared streets, pedestrian plazas, and raised bikeways. While these strategies are transforming streets to be safer, more inviting, and more vibrant, they must also meet the needs of people with low vision, people using mobility devices, and people with disabilities.

For the past year, FHWA has been partnering with cities to better understand how to provide true universal design while advancing new design options and strategies. How can a street guide people using non-visual wayfinding, and make navigating the street safer and easier while using low-cost materials? Join the conversation as cities share new resources and lessons on how they’re providing more legible, accessible, and safe places—and meeting ADA needs—as they transform their streets.