Celebrating the Importance of ADA-Accessible Design
Today we recognize 31 years of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). This legislation prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life.1 On ADA Day we are sharing the importance of ADA-accessible design and its effect on equity within communities.
Recreational Park – Red Hook, NY
Our engineers designed a multi-phase recreation park improvements and expansion project for the Town of Red Hook, NY. The team took particular care to make the park a place for the whole community by implementing elements such as an ADA-accessible multi-sport field and trailheads.
Re-designed Town Common – Adams, MA
The Town of Adams, MA celebrated civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony and her ties to the community by unveiling a new statue of her on the town common. The Town worked with Tighe & Bond to make sure the three-quarter-acre park would also be upgraded for the first time in 35 years. The design carefully balanced historic features such as a gazebo that is period appropriate to Anthony’s lifetime with the needs of town residents. ADA compliance considerations ensured all residents can enjoy the town common with safer walking paths.
Milton Landing Pier Renovations – Marlborough, NY
Our engineers are currently overseeing the renovations they designed for Milton Landing Pier in Marlborough, NY. The ADA-accessible pier will provide safe access to the water for residents and revitalize recreational boating and fishing on the Hudson River. Making the pier safe and accessible gives the Town the opportunity for additional public uses. The planned uses for the pier include potential port access for tour boats such as the Hudson River sloop Clearwater and the historic steamship SS Columbia.