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Denver Curb Ramps: Denny et al. v. City and County of Denver, 2016-cv-30247

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Citation

Margaret Denny, et al. v. City and County of Denver, 2016-cv-30247

Issues

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (“CREEC”) 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. The Court certified the class on March 9, 2016. The Notice to the class is posted below and contains additional information.

On September 9, 2016, the Court granted the Motion for Final Approval of Settlement which requires that the City make Denver curb ramps accessible in accordance with the law, provides for monitoring of and reporting on the City’s progress in implementing the Settlement Agreement, and awards Plaintiffs their reasonable fees and costs.

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, please look at the lists and let us know if a curb ramp is listed yet does not provide access as set forth in the settlement agreement. It is to the benefit of all of us to make sure that the City is remediating curb ramps as it reports.

You can call or email our Legal Program Assistant at 303-660-8254 or ccdclpa@ccdconline.org to let us know 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 online at https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/streets-and-sidewalks/street-maintenance-improvement/ada-pedestrian-improvements.html. This 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.

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