The FDOT is violating Sidewalk Obstruction Safety Standards (and committing ADA Fraud).
Posts on Bee Ridge Road obstruct the sidewalk in
front of the Veterans Medical Clinic and the Urfer
Family Park. Many Cyclists have been injured
by this Safety Compliance
violation. These Light Posts are
also a hazard to Blinded Veterans who walk to the
Sarasota Veterans Medical Clinic.
I think misrepresenting ADA Wheelchair Pass By Standards in order to save your Billionaire Contractor a few bucks is unethical and Unlawful. Utility Post Right of Way Obstruction Complaints should be resolved by the Utilities Department relocating Utilities. Referring these complaints to the Civil Rights Department in order to misrepresent the ADA should be considered Conspiracy to commit Fraud.
Below is a Flickr Slideshow of the 73 Light Posts which obstruct the Bee Ridge Road Sidewalk. The Photos have been marked to indicate where the Posts should be located. Please quickly click the > button and think about what it is like for children who ride their bicycles on this sidewalk.
What would happen if a Business or Resident put a Light Post in the middle of the sidewalk? The Government should be held accountable to the same Laws and Safety Standards as the People. Pedestrian Right of Way Obstructions on Florida Sidewalks should be relocated in order to comply with established Sidewalk Obstruction Safety Standards.
In the above video how I think the FDOT is misrepresenting the ADA and committing Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Fraud.
If you see something, say something.