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File #: 20-172    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/31/2020 In control: Advisory Commission on Disabilities
On agenda: 2/5/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider the existing ADA parking in downtown and conduct a group activity to make recommendations for potential modifications.
Attachments: 1. ADAParking-2019
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ADVISORY COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Consider the existing ADA parking in downtown and conduct a group activity to make recommendations for potential modifications.
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Peter Zibble, Operations Manager

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
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BACKGROUND:
The topic of downtown accessible parking has been discussed by the ACD over the past year. There is has been concern voiced over the distribution of these spaces and the distances between ADA parking spaces and key destinations in the downtown.

The following is a summary of the data collected and discussed at previous meetings and other information applicable to the exercise:

Number of Spaces Provided:
* There are currently a total of 46 ADA compliant parking spaces in the four downtown parking decks. There are 26 ADA compliant parking spaces disbursed through six downtown surface lots. There are 5 additional ADA compliant spaces in the library parking lot. This is a total of 77 public ADA spaces.
* There are currently 5 on-street ADA reserved spaces. These spaces are reserved for those with ADA placards or license plates, but may not meet all of the geometric requirements to be considered ADA compliant.

Number of Spaces Required:
* Based on the distribution and total number of parking spaces in the parking garages and decks (2627), the Illinois Accessibility Code requires 65 spaces, including the library.
* There are currently no legal requirements for providing on-street ADA parking spaces. If the Illinois Accessibility Code requirements for a large parking area were to be applied, 2% of the total spaces would need to be ADA compliant. There are 432 on-street spaces, so if the IAC rule were applicable, 9 spaces would need to be provided.

ADA Parking Space Requirements:
* ADA spaces must consist of an 8-foot-wide vehicle area and an 8-foot-wide adjacent striped access aisle. For perpendicular parking s...

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