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Three Metro Detroit residents are suing the Oakland County Road Commission, to put an end to the Road Commission’s discrimination of the disabled, blind pedestrians, bike riders and others who will need to cross the County’s traffic “roundabouts,” which are replacing conventional intersections with signaled crosswalks.
Attorney Richard Bernstein is filing the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit on August 14, 2007, seeking an end to the Road Commission’s failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The “roundabouts” lack a safe mechanism for blind and disabled pedestrians to cross local roads.
The three plaintiffs filing the lawsuit are:
Attorney and disability rights advocate Richard Bernstein, who is also blind, represents the three Metro Detroiters bringing the suit.
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