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Cambridge Enrolls ADA-Compliant Sidewalk Project

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The City of Cambridge is rolling out a new sidewalk project. The goal: to help those who are disabled get around.

It's not hard to see why. Cars driving down Cambridge city streets don't have nearly as much trouble as people like Virginia Warner, who uses a walker.

It's the same for Sandy Wingate, who uses a wheelchair. Wingate says she often has reroute and share roads with cars in order to get through the city. She says it's unsafe.

"Sometimes I get scared because I think I'm going to fall and being by myself, if I fall, there's no way that I can get up," Wingate said.

Now, the City of Cambridge says it's driving forward with a new ADA-compliant project, bringing city leaders and Dorchester County students together to help the disabled.

Using mapping tools, the city says non-compliant ADA "hot spots" will first be found and then brought before city council for grant money. City leaders say they are working to get a group of students ready to identify non-compliant sidewalks before the end of this year.

"It would be like you driving down a very freshly asphalted road!" Warner said. "A dream come true."

The idea gives people like Warner hope for better city streets and a smoother ride along city sidewalks.


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