Judge Approves Portland Plan to Double Curb Ramp Construction

$113M settlement for three plaintiffs with mobility disabilities includes plan to install or fix 18,000 curb ramps over the next 12 years

Curb Ramp

A federal judge gave final approval to a $113 million settlement the city forged, agreeing to install or fix 18,000 curb ramps on Portland streets over the next 12 years.

Under the negotiated agreement, the city will install or fix about 1,500 curb ramps a year – doubling the nearly 750 ramps worked on annually now. The City Council approved the funding for the project in May.

Three plaintiffs with mobility disabilities sought equal access to public rights-of-way for those who use wheelchairs, scooters, canes or walkers.

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