Land Use Law and Sidewalk Requirements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

51 Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal 403 (2017)

28 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2017

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Robin Paul Malloy

Syracuse University College of Law

Sarah Spencer

Independent

Shannon Crane

Syracuse University - College of Law, Students

Date Written: Jan 15, 2017

Abstract

A significant percentage of American families have a family member with a mobility impairment. The numbers will increase as our population continues to age. Therefore, it is important to focus on accessibility so that people can safely and easily navigate their local communities. This Article deals with the legal obligation to make communities accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specifically, this Article addresses the intricate regulations applicable to sidewalks. Local communities must construct, repair, and maintain sidewalks in compliance with the ADA. This obligation includes removing obstacles to accessibility such as snow, even in snow-belt communities that would prefer to avoid the cost of snow removal.

Keywords: Disability, property, land use, zoning

Suggested Citation

Malloy, Robin Paul and Spencer, Sarah and Crane, Shannon, Land Use Law and Sidewalk Requirements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Jan 15, 2017). 51 Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal 403 (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3019506

Robin Paul Malloy (Contact Author)

Syracuse University College of Law ( email )

Syracuse, NY 13244-1030
United States
315-443-3559 (Phone)
315-443-4141 (Fax)

Sarah Spencer

Independent

No Address Available

Shannon Crane

Syracuse University - College of Law, Students ( email )

NY 13244-1030
United States

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