Vladeck Represents Clients with Disabilities Suing District of Columbia for Bike Lanes and Parking that Violate Accessibility Laws11/21/2022
Individuals with disabilities and organizations representing people with disabilities filed a lawsuit in federal court against the District of Columbia over its street redesign projects that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws. The complaint states newly constructed bicycle lanes create barriers to safe, accessible on-street parking, curb ramps and pedestrian crossings for people with mobility disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs and walkers. It also alleges that the District does not have enough accessible on-street parking generally to comply with the ADA.
The case, DC Center for Independent Living, et al. v. District of Columbia, et al., No. 22-cv-3541, was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Maia Goodell, who leads Vladeck’s Disability Rights and Justice practice, represents the plaintiffs, with co-counsel Garret S. DeReus and Andrew D. Bizer of Bizer & DeReus.