Thank you to those who attended the recent public information meeting for the MAPO ADA Transition Plan and Inventory. Project partners are working to finalize plans based on comments received and will be presenting plans to agencies for adoption in the coming months. Please visit again soon to see final draft plans and key dates for final adoption.
Please reach out to project contacts at any time if you have questions.
The City of North Mankato has completed a Self-Evaluation of pedestrian facilities within its jurisdiction and an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan that documents the following:
- Self-Evaluation Process
- Identified Barriers to Accessibility in Pedestrian Infrastructure
- Plan and Schedule for Removal of Barriers from the System
Please go to the following link to see the draft ADA Transition Plan for North Mankato and provide your comments on the draft plan in the comment box provided in this page.
The City of North Mankato will adopt Part 1 along with Part 4 below as the full ADA Transition Plan for the City.
Part 1 – Draft MAPO ADA Transition Plan
This is the overarching MAPO ADA Transition Plan and Inventory document that identifies process requirements, methodology, and public outreach for all MAPO Partner Agencies.
Part 4 – Draft North Mankato ADA Transition Plan
This is specific to the City of North Mankato serving in concurrence with Part 4 as the official City of North Mankato ADA Transition Plan and Inventory.
As part of a larger effort led by the Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO), the City of North Mankato is working to ensure pedestrian infrastructure throughout the City is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each jurisdiction within MAPO is performing a Self-Evaluation of the policies, practices and pedestrian infrastructure within public rights-of-way to identify ADA deficiencies that pose barriers to safe and efficient access for all users. Each jurisdiction will also complete an ADA Transition Plan that will provide a plan, schedule, and planning-level costs for upgrading pedestrian infrastructure and the removal of barriers to accessibility within the public rights of way.
Data Collection for the North Mankato Self-Evaluation began in November of 2017 and should conclude by April 2018. The North Mankato ADA Transition Plan development process will conclude in March of 2019 and will be included in the greater MAPO ADA Transition Plan document along with the other MAPO jurisdictions.
Please visit this page for updates to the project schedule, notifications of upcoming public meetings, and other materials prepared as part of this process.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Under Title II of the ADA as well as 28 CFR 35.105 and 28 CFR 35.150, agencies are required to perform a Self- Evaluation and complete a Transition Plan to ensure all users have equal access to pedestrian facilities, services and programs.
Public Input: As required by 28 CFR 35, All entities are required to provide the public opportunity to participate throughout the planning process and submit concerns or complaints regarding pedestrian infrastructure. Please access the following link if you would like to submit a concern or comment.
Mike Fischer – Community Development Director, city of North Mankato
Matt Lassonde – Transportation Planner