Denver Curb Ramps

Citation

Margaret Denny, et al. v. City and County of Denver, 2016CV30247

Issues

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center ("CREEC") https://creeclaw.org/ and CCDC have brought a class-action lawsuit against the City and County of Denver ("City") for failure to provide compliant curb ramps that allow access to people who use wheelchairs or scooters. 

Status

On January 26, 2016, the Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Certification of a Class and Preliminary Approval of the Settlement Agreement, and the Court granted preliminary approval on March 9, 2016. The final approval hearing was on July 25. The Notice to the class is posted below: please review if you are a person with a disability who uses a wheelchair or scooter in Denver to determine if you are part of the class and to ascertain your rights if you are a class member. 

On July 11, Plaintiffs filed an Unopposed Motion for Final Approval of Settlement Agreement and Appointment of Special Master. That motion is posted below. On September 9, Denver District Court Judge John W. Madden, IV, for the Second Judicial District, granted the Motion for Final Approval of Settlement and Appointment of a Special Master, ordering the agreement of the parties to ensure all Denver curb ramps will be made accessible in accordance with the Settlement Agreement and awarded the Court's conclusions regarding Plaintiffs' reasonable fees and costs. All orders are posted below. 

As part of the settlement, the City will be sending periodic reports listing the curb ramps it has remediated. The lists are long, but we ask that if you use a mobility device and require the use of curb ramps, you look at the lists to make sure that if acurb ramp is listed and that curb ramp does not provide access as set forth in the settlement agreement, you let us know. it is to all of our benefit to make sure that the City is remediating curb ramps it tells us it has done. Thank you for your assistance. You can call  or email our Legal Program Assistant at 303-660-8254 or ccdclpa@ccdconline.org to let us now if there are any problems. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to all of Denver's curb ramps being accessible as set forth by and by the end of the settlement. We are very grateful to the City for bringing its curb ramps into compliance.

The City also provides information concerning curb ramps on its website https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/streets-and-sidewalks/street-maintenance-improvement/ada-pedestrian-improvements.html. That website will provide you with information about  curb ramps that should have already been completed, those that are currently being remediated and how to request a specific curb ramp if you need one in your area. The Curb Ramp Hotline is 720-460-9055.

All case documents are posted below. 

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