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MOVING ALONG THE SIDEWALK

It is difficult for pedestrians to connect from the right-of-way to adjacent land uses.

WestlakeConnecting from the sidewalk or walkway to adjacent land uses can be a challenge in some locations. For example, if a building entrance is not designed accessibly, people with limited mobility might have difficulty reaching their destination. Additionally, new developments sometimes fail to account for pedestrians, leaving entrances inaccessible from the sidewalk.

A combination of design, education, planning, and enforcement tools can address this challenge. Developers and property owners must understand the need for seamless connections from the right-of-way. Further, requirements for accessible connections should be institutionalized through planning and land use approaches.

Recommended Tools
Under each toolbox listed below, you have been directed to categories of tools. Selecting an individual category will link you to the tools from that category that can best be used to address connections between the right-of-way and adjacent land uses.

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