Will the shared-use path be ADA compliant?

Yes. The shared-use path will be ADA compliant. Shared-use paths are designed to serve users who have diverse modes of travel, have a variety of trip purposes, and are meant to accommodate to a wide spectrum of ages, abilities, and comfort levels. 

However, there is an approximately 800 ft section of Route 30 east of Oak Street where the grade of roadway is 6.57%. Because the path follows the alignment and natural profile of the roadway, the path is allowable to be over 5% according to ADA/AAB guidelines. From the U.S. Access Board PROWAG 

R302.5.1 Within Street or Highway Right-of-Way. Except as provided in R302.5.3, where pedestrian access routes are contained within a street or highway right-of-way, the grade of pedestrian access routes shall not exceed the general grade established for the adjacent street or highway.

In order to improve this condition for cyclists, the design consultant, Howard Stein Hudson, will look to widen the path to 12-ft while also adding a centerline for the path. This will help keep cyclists on their respective sides of the path to reduce conflicts between those traveling downhill and those climbing uphill. Additional width will be given to the uphill side. Also note, that within this 800-ft stretch of roadway there are no intersecting driveways or side streets along the path. 

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1. What is a shared-use path?
2. Why does Route 30 in Weston need a shared-use path?
3. What is the proposed roadway cross-section?
4. Will bicyclists be required to yield or stop at each cross-street or driveway crossing?
5. What happens when the shared-use path ends?
6. How will the shared-use path users be separated from the road?
7. Can bicyclists still choose to ride on the road?
8. Will the shared-use path be ADA compliant?
9. When were traffic counts collected?
10. Where are there proposed traffic signals?
11. Where are there proposed traffic signals?
12. Is it possible for the new signals Winter Street and/or Oak Street) to be set to flashing yellow during off peak hours?
13. Where are there similar shared use path designs (i.e. along the side of a roadway) in Massachusetts?
14. Why has the design changed (from the 2018 Town Meeting)?
15. What are the impacts to trees?
16. What has been the public process to date?