Report: Some City Curbs Miss The Cut For People With Disabilities

CBS New York

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A new report says parts of curbs in New York City aren’t up to code for people with disabilities.

From a slope too steep, to crumbling, to potholes waiting at the bottom.

“Being forced to ride on the street of course is even more dangerous,” Edith Prentiss, Disabled In Action Group, said.

As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, a new report found 10 percent of the curb cuts on Broadway don’t comply with specifications of the Americans with disabilities act.

“More than once I’ve been out into an avenue thinking I was still on the sidewalk, and only when a car whizzed by my did I realize I was actually off the sidewalk,” Ken Stewart, Community Board 4, said.

Stewart is visually impaired and relies on bumpy ADA strips known as ‘detectable warnings’ to know when he’s by the curb, about to step off. They’re often missing from…

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