"I've devoted my life as a social worker to people with developmental disabilities, and can't even walk with them in NA if they are in a wheelchair or have gait issues."
In New Albany's case, I'd recommend that every elected official and appointed department chief be placed in a wheelchair, and required to spend a day attempting to navigate city streets. It might finally impel comprehension, though it's doubtful.
The inequality of sidewalks? It goes much further than this in New Albany.
Of course, at the Break Wind Lofts at Duggins Flats building site itself, wheelchair access has been disrupted on all sides for an entire city block, without any wayfinding signage, and without a protected pedestrian lane along Spring and Elm, although both streets are one-way, and generally unsafe for walkers to cross in the almost complete absence of crosswalks.
ADA compliance in New Albany? You can hear the guffaws at the Roadhouse.