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Disabled Metro Detroit Residents Establish New Rules With The Road Commission For Oakland County
Three disabled Metro Detroit residents – Garret Gersin, Jason Turkish and Michael Harris – have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit in 2007 with the Road Commission for Oakland County. In the suit, attorney Richard Bernstein contended pedestrian safety was compromised at West Bloomfield roundabouts located at the intersections of Maple and Drake roads and Maple and Farmington roads, because the intersections lacked a safety mechanism for blind or otherwise disabled pedestrians to cross the roads.
Filed with the Court on December 15, 2011, the settlement between the plaintiffs and the Road Commission for Oakland County details an agreement to:
The settlement was achieved as the result of a yearlong study evaluating the success of the HAWK and RRFB systems, conducted by the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Western Michigan University, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, North Carolina State University, Accessible Design for the Blind and Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
“This case is a real benchmark for how roundabouts will be used in the future so the disabled, blind pedestrians, bike riders, senior citizens and parents with their children can safely cross the streets at roundabouts,” said Bernstein. “We are very pleased with how cooperative the Road Commission for Oakland County has been as we work together to resolve the issue.”
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