Bloomberg Law
Dec. 28, 2021, 7:09 PM

NYC Must Install 9,000 Crosswalk Aids to Help Blind Pedestrians

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

New York City must install non-visual aids at over 9,000 intersections in the city over the next ten years as part of an attempt to improve access for blind and visually impaired pedestrians, a federal judge ordered.

The ruling comes in a lawsuit from a class of blind and low-vision pedestrians, who sued the city in 2018.

Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in October 2020 found that the lack of non-visual aids at the majority of New York’s signalized intersections denied meaningful access under the Americans with Disabilities Act ...