assessing Suffolk County NY
Suffolk County, New York is the largest of Long Island’s four counties and measures 86 miles in length and 26 miles in width. In 2017, Beneficial Designs partnered with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) to assess over 250 miles of sidewalk to determine compliance with ADA and Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG). During the ambitious eight-week assessment over 81,000 data points (each representing a separate section of sidewalk) and more than 16,000 individual features were collected. Among them were more than 13,000 transition heights – each individually assessed to determine their potential for creating trip and fall hazards.