Light Rail Accessibility Study

Equity in the Built Environment – Light Rail Accessibility Project


Do you or a loved one have a disability that impacts your ability to get around town? 

As part of Redmond 2050’s focus on equity in the built environment, the City is conducting a study to better understand the needs of the disabled community related to accessibility to and from our new light rail stations.  

This project is being completed in part through a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce. 



Join the Project!  

Contact our team at Redmond2050@redmond.gov  

multicultural family with disabled child on urban sidewalk

Project Summary

  • Goal: Comfortable and safe access to/from the stations for all ages and abilities
  • Review: Public realm design (streets and sidewalks, lighting, seating, wayfinding, etc.) 
  • Need: Direct input from community members with disabilities on what works/doesn’t and what they want/need
    • Staff and community participation needed
  • Result: Recommendations on design standard updates (potential citywide impacts)

Summary PDF

Detailed Project Outline


Invitation to Participate

Events and activities that community members and city staff are invited to participate in include:

  • On-site ‘Walk & Roll’ tours with community members with different types and levels of disabilities
  • Focus Groups
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Design/Build Temporary Installation / Mock-Up 
  • Reviewing draft recommendations for Design Standards Updates

Contact us at Redmond2050@redmond.gov or all 425-556-2750 to join this project.

Thank you for helping us as we work toward improving improve equity in our built environment to create a city where all residents, regardless of physical ability, can be active participants in the way they choose, including accessing public transportation and major employment centers.

Tentative Timeline (subject to change)


MonthFocus
Jan 
  • Establish stakeholder and focus group participant lists
  • Draft existing conditions report
Feb
  • Focus groups and stakeholder interviews
  • On-site walk & roll tours to identify what works and what doesn't
  • Summarize input and identify key update needs
Mar
  • Options and alternatives identified for possible improvements
  • Identify ideas that could be used in a temporary installation / mock up
  • Connect with volunteers who can help plan temporary installation
Apr
  • Reconnect with focus groups and stakeholders to confirm recommendations and finalize plans for temporary installation
  • Begin design/build of temporary installation
May
  • Complete build and conduct installation event to gather feedback on options for improvements
  • Reconnect with focus groups and stakeholders to share outcomes from installation
June
  • Project summary and recommendations drafted
  • Presentations to Planning Commission 
  1. Mary L'Heureux

    Program Assistant
    Phone: 425-556-2490

  2. Beckye Frey

    Principal Planner
    Phone: 425-556-2750