Project Summary

People with disabilities raised concerns about street accessibility and floating bus stop designs in Montgomery County. The Maryland Washington Council of Governments hired Toole Design to improve access and safety for people with vision disabilities. We developed a groundbreaking toolbox with guidance for planning and designing accessible streets and public spaces and a concept design for a prominent street in downtown Silver Spring. The deliverables were informed by a robust stakeholder outreach process online and in the field, and extensive research on accessible design best practices in the U.S. and internationally.

People with visual disabilities at a crossing.
Walk audit with people with visual disabilities.
Person reading a map.
Person with vision disabilities reviewing a tactile map.

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