City of San Jose’s ADA Sidewalk Transition Plan — 3/10/2022 5:30 to 7 pm

Michele Mashburn
2 min readMar 6, 2022

There is a meeting on Thursday, March 10th from 5:30 to 7 pm to provide input on the City of San Jose’s ADA Sidewalk Transition Plan. This plan has not been updated since 2010 and there are areas in San Jose that have not been retrofitted with curb ramps and safe paths of travel.

If you have encountered areas in San Jose that you cannot access, please register for this meeting and give feedback. Even non-disabled people can encounter barriers on side walks and other pathways. Trust me, if you encounter a barrier, it is probably much worse for a disabled person. Everyone can talk about barriers and it is important that we find a way to normalize improved sidewalks for everyone in San Jose.

Please register in advance for this meeting: https://sanjoseca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvc-6opjsqE9WMW3URqR21a-10qLCnOkmC

Please send Accommodation/Alternate Format requests to Irene Ding at irene.ding@sanjoseca.gov within 72 hours of the event or earlier. ASL will be provided in English.

Image of Michele, a woman in a wheelchair wearing a pink shirt with her hands in a shrug position while not being able to move forward on a sidewalk that was created with inadequate access (a light pole in the middle of the side walk and mail boxes placed in the same section).
Image of the back side of Michele’s wheelchair looking further along the side walk to see a street post and mail boxes that are blocking access.
Image of Michele in her wheelchair wearing a pink shirt and carrying a bag with black stripes unable to get by a parking meter on a San Jose Street.

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Michele Mashburn

Disability Advocate, Educator, & Activist * Cat Lover * Opinions are mine