ADA Self-Evaluation Plan for Public Rights-of-Way

project goal

Update an existing Transition Plan for the City of Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge Parish that shows the assessment of the pedestrian facilities (sidewalks) for compliance with Title II ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The plan will also show remediation methods to remove ADA barriers, by priority, on a proposed time frame.


Please help us evaluate the state of public walkways in East Baton Rouge Parish by taking the ADA Right-of-Way Survey. The project's objectives and links to official ADA guidelines appear below the videos. For more information, email

ADA Accessibility Presentations

This Dec. 18, 2018, presentation discussed areas where East Baton Rouge can improve accessibility. View PDF version here.

This presentation, held in June 2018, introduced SJB Group's plan to evaluate the state of Baton Rouge's rights-of-way accessibility. View PDF version here.


  1. Data collection – existing data taken from Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 2011 Census blocks, public outreach, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scans, 3D photography, field reconnaissance, aerials. 
  2. Evaluate data using 2010 ADA Standards (ADAAG), 2011 PROWAG, and 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
  3. Create an Accessibility Corrective Action Plan (ACAP) that identifies Title II code violations within the City’s right-of-way. Prepare a ranking system for prioritizing ADA pedestrian barriers. Ranking systems will be based on variables such as pedestrian traffic, public buildings, traffic volumes, and public transportation routes. In an Attribute Table, each barrier identified will reference the code being violated, given a proposed solution with a probable cost, assigned a schedule to implement the remediation, and include photographs of each barrier.
  4. Locate all identified barriers geographically in a geo-database that is linked to the attribute table and presented to the City-Parish. 
  5. Prepare a Transition Plan that summarizes the ACAP and methods used for the self-evaluation and proposes a schedule for implementation to remove barriers. As part of the Transition Plan, procedures and forms will be provided for monitoring implementation, evaluating additional barriers, filing requests for accommodation.