The article in full:
Students at this university have probably noticed any of the numerous construction projects going on. But have you noticed the Boomer signs?
“We’ve created the Boomer signs to help notify campus constituents of ongoing construction activity,” Doug Sampson, the university architect and director of the Office of Planning, Design and Construction, said. “When a sidewalk is blocked, we hope to have signs directing people how to get around the construction. The first use of the sign is at the tunnel work along the transitway to the east of Blair-Shannon House.”
More signs will be appearing around campus as more summer projects get started toward the end of the spring semester.
Robroy Viau, the assistant project manager in the Office of Planning, Design and Construction, said there are 10 more Boomers in production.
“Boomer is being fabricated for our department by Bass Print Solutions and Regal Plastic,” Viau said.
As cute as Boomer is, and though loathe to criticize, we’re pretty sure he is not an ADA-Compliant sign. He cannot provide detectable guidance to those with limited vision. Also, Boomer, by his mere shape, cannot serve as an ADA-Compliant sidewalk closure, as he cannot close an entire sidewalk.
(And we use the word “he” in the universal sense. And we feel awful beating up on a school mascot. )none
From the article:
“With Sheffield and Waveland blocked pretty much out to the sidewalks on the other sides the street, fans are forced to walk on either the sidewalk or walkways. Heavy traffic leaving the stadium last night made it hard to get around. I and others also tripped on construction-related items which you couldn’t see jutting out because of the low light, crowds and the fact that the items were at ground level.”none
From the article:
“The three month audit revealed that 83 percent of the City’s sidewalks will need minor modifications to meet ADA compliance. Minor repairs and slight improvements will also need to be made to City sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, traffic signals, railroad crossings and stairs as related to sidewalk maintenance and right-of-ways.”none
From the article: “Cove is 30 years behind in regard to sidewalks and safe pedestrian passage throughout the city,” Karla Branson wrote.
As confirmation, note that the sidewalk closure devices in the picture are not ADA-Compliant; meaning, they are not detectable to pedestrians with limited vision or mobility issues. Nor are they barriers. Other than that…none
…a PSS SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Longitudinal Channelizer installation, Mesa AZ.
Photo by Ben Gascoigne, PSS New Products Manager.none