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Sponsored Post: Here’s How to Ensure Accessible Access at Bus Stops

4:29 PM PDT on June 22, 2023

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Public transportation plays a vital role in the lives of Californians – but it is essential for older adults who no longer drive and for people with disabilities, who rely on public transit more than others.

However, disabled people and older adults often encounter unnecessary obstacles – and even danger – when trying to board or exit transit buses. Illegally parked cars obstruct curbs and curb cuts and prevent transit bus operators from deploying the ADA ramp for wheelchair access.

Passengers may be forced to navigate into the street to board or exit, or it may become physically impossible for them to access the bus at all, as disability advocate Gregory Mansfield noted:

A simple note to drivers:

When you block a curb ramp, a wheelchair user cannot cross the street.
When you park in a [...]

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