The primary focus of the plan is to help make city services, facilities, programs and activities more accessible to all residents. The scope also incorporates current barriers to access prevalent city facilities and means of improving their accessibility.
Title II of the ADA requires state and local governments to develop transition plans, have an ADA coordinator, establish grievance procedures and create a transition plan if structural changes are necessary to help enhance accessibility. Cities must ensure individuals with disabilities have access to programs, services and activities, as well as pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks, per the scope.
Four city facility realms addressed in the plan's scope include buildings, pools and public rentals; parks facilities; paved trails; and signalized intersections.
The city of Pflugerville selected the following facilities for ADA compliance evaluations:
- Pflugerville Public Library
- Pflugerville Recreation Center
- Utility Billing
- Pflugerville City Council chambers
- Scott Mentzer Pool
- Green Red Barn
- Windermere Clubhouse
- Pfluger Grove Pavilion
- Lake Pflugerville Pavilion
Of the nine facilities, the most common issues addressed included noncompliant accessible parking, noncompliant accessible routes to entrances, noncompliant public areas and noncompliant restrooms.
From city parks facilities, the following parks were incorporated into the scope:
- Bohls Park
- Creekside Park
- Falcon Pointe Central Park
- Gilleland Creek Park and pavilion
- Heritage Park
The most commonly addressed issues denoted included noncompliant accessible parking and noncompliant pathways and access to park amenities. Evaluations of sidewalks were incorporated into analyses of both city and parks facilities, featuring similar findings.
Among paved trails included in the plan's evaluation, the city sought input on 2 miles' worth of paved trails, including:
- Bohls Loop Connector
- Gilleland Creek Trail
- Thi Ho Memorial Trail
Frequent issues noted included excessive slopes and a lack of connecting routes.
The city identified 17 intersections for evaluation in Kimley-Horn's analysis, which included West Pflugerville Parkway at Grand Avenue Parkway, East Pecan Street at Old Austin-Hutto Road, Grand Avenue Parkway at Picadilly Drive and Kelly Lane at Colorado Sands Drive, among others.
Findings noted issues with curb ramps, including misplaced or a lack of warning services ahead of the roadway.
Public feedback will be accepted until Dec. 21 via emails sent to [email protected]; an online survey; and noting areas of concerns to the city's online, interactive transition plan map.