The Public Works Department maintains the City's sidewalks and is responsible for ensuring compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards in the public right-of-way. The Public Works Department also assists other City Departments to ensure ADA compliance for all City facilities.
ADA Compliance and Sidewalk Maintenance Repair Program
As a result of a lawsuit, the City will prioritize the installation of missing curb ramps and replacement of non-compliant curb ramps at locations citywide defined by accessibility standards related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This means that funding previously dedicated to the City’s sidewalk program will now be allocated to curb ramps. Additionally, the City is working to conduct citywide assessment of all uplifted sidewalks; and, any new funding, including Measure A, will be prioritized based on this report.
Funding budgeted for street repair will continue to support the City’s Complete Streets approach. This allows for a holistic approach to planned street construction that considers sidewalks, curbs, gutters and mobility in addition to the new asphalt street.
To learn more about our City's ongoing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) efforts, including details on our Curb Ramp Program, please visit the City Manager's ADA page.
Questions or requests regarding accessibility for people with disabilities should be submitted via email to Heather Van Wijk, Citywide ADA Coordinator.
Request Sidewalk Maintenance:
Report damaged curbs, gutters, sidewalks or standing water by calling (562) 570-2700 option 2, on the GO Long Beach App or on the Go Long Beach website. Please provide the street address of the damaged curb, gutter, sidewalk or standing water location.