Curb cuts stickyIn addition to the fact that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires cities to have an ADA Transition Plan and take substantial steps toward following it, Sumner values being a walkable, accessible community for all ages and abilities.

The Transition Plan ensures that the City creates reasonable, accessible paths of travel in the public right-of-way for everyone, including people with disabilities. The City of Sumner has made a significant and long-term commitment to improving the accessibility of its pedestrian facilities. The Transition Plan identifies physical barriers and prioritizes improvements that should be made throughout the City of Sumner. This Transition Plan describes the existing policies and programs to enhance overall pedestrian accessibility.

The Transition Plan is a living document that includes a list of barriers along with a multi-year schedule and methods available for the removal of those barriers.  Each year, the City has budgeted money toward compliance.  It also means that this is a partnership with citizens as few understand what barriers exist as the people who experience them do.  If you want to share an accessibility issue, please use the ADA Pedestrian Accessibility Improvement Request form (link to Forms page) or contact Derek Barry in Public Works.
Contact Us
Derek Barry
Public Works Manager
derekb@sumnerwa.gov
253-299-5714