PRESS RELEASES

Peduto Administration Proposes New Accessibility Legislation

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 24, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh Office of Mayor William Peduto is proposing legislation that requires any new or renovated playgrounds to  include at least one Accessible swing according to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and at least one wheelchair-accessible swing where space allows.  

These efforts first began in 2017 when then-Councilman Dan Gilman joined alongside Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works to unveil the first installation of ADA equipment in Mellon Park.  

The City has planned a total of 91 installments of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible swings and six wheelchair-accessible swings in 78 parks and playgrounds citywide. The City also unveiled a strategic plan to improve accessibility for children with differing abilities in all City parks and playgrounds. 

 The full legislation is available here.  

 

 

Published

09.24.2018

Contacts

Keyva Clark
Communication Analyst
Mayor's Office
412-925-1990
keyva.clark@pittsburghpa.gov