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    22 new curb cuts in .7 mile.

    All of my hollering finally got some results. I live in the uppest scale section of my town and there are very few curb cuts. Most of the houses are mid century moderns that were built in the late fifties when it was not even thought to put sidewalks in let alone curb cuts. On the way home I counted twenty two in progress and more mapped out on the street in spray paint. Some intersections have five cuts because they are where a short block and a long block meet so they put a cut into the middle of the block.

    It only took five years and a lot of letters. Now if I can get the county to make the jury boxes accessible.

    Feels good to be able to make a difference. Lots and lots of letters.
    Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

    #2
    Congratualations! Gotta love a win.

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      #3
      Good deal, you must feel good to have made a difference and make things better for everyone. I should do the same in Newport, it is really bad access, lots of steps and curbs.
      "Life is about how you
      respond to not only the
      challenges you're dealt but
      the challenges you seek...If
      you have no goals, no
      mountains to climb, your
      soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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        #4
        That's awesome, must feel good to be able to bring about positive change.
        chair user since 2009 from a neurological disorder

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          #5
          Great job!

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            #6
            Mid-block cuts too? Bonus!!!!!!!
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            "If ya don't have it in the hips, ya better have it in the lips..." ~ Charlie - Villa Dulce

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              #7
              These are really beautiful new curb cuts too. They are really long and gently graded. The only thing I hate are those no slip bump filled pads at the bottom, but we get a lot of snow sometimes and I guess they keep the AB's off their bottoms when it is slick.
              Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

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                #8
                Ughhhhh I HATE those things! They have them completely lining the sidewalk entrance to this walgreens I use. I feel like my brains are being shaken up rolling across it. The small ones at the bottom or top of curb cuts don't bother me, but this is like having to roll across 10 feet of it. If I say anything to anyone while rolling across it, my voice sounds like when you speak through a running fan.
                Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

                I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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                  #9
                  Truncated domes...
                  Fancy technical name for those annoying little bumps. PITA. I usually caster hop or wheelie through them.
                  They're actually ADA required as a tactile warning for blind or partially-sighted individuals to indicate that they are about to enter vehicular traffic. What I've never understood is, if they are for the benefit of the visually impaired, why are they bright neon yellow!?!?!?

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                    #10
                    Skippy13,
                    At least one of the curb cuts should have a plaque bearing your name with an inscription "The Skippy13 Curb Cut."

                    Good Job!

                    All the best,
                    GJ

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                      #11
                      Well done, you have made a tremendous difference to many!

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                        #12
                        The ones I got going just took a lot of calls and one walk/roll around with our county streets commissioner. Way to go Skippy! If you go for the jury boxes send one letter and cc your clerk of courts and head judge for each court that sits in the building plus the position for whoever calls jurors. Offer to be there to show them all the things wrong with jury room, box, bathroom and any entry or parking areas. Some places that have not yet been made accessible is because the job is big enough they need it as a line item in the county budget one year. If they accept a walk/roll of the problems ask if there is a county contractor who can estimate costs who can also join you.

                        Congrats on the Skippy22!
                        Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

                        Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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                          #13
                          now we are up to 49 with more still pending. They are also re-doing the old ones as they get ready to re-pave the entire street. some sections still do not even have sidewalks yet.
                          Anything worth doing, is worth doing to excess

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