When it comes to access under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Frederick County could use some improvement. A Self-Evaluation Report conducted by the Division of Public works found that 153.87 miles, or 13% of sidewalk, and 97% of the 2,296 curb ramps, were not in compliance with the ADA.
In a statement, county officials say the results of this report will be used to develop a plan to correct these problems. They say the county will continue to accept comments and suggestions from citizens while the plan is being put together.
The survey listed all sidewalks and curb ramps, and identified pedestrian facilities which were not accessible under the "Americans with Disabilities Act' Standards for Transportation Facilities" adopted by US Department of Transportation in 2006, and field methodology developed by the Maryland State Highway Administration.