I'll admit my sampling is small, but having attended more than a few Board of Public Works and Safety meetings over the years, I'm hard pressed to recall requests for curb cuts, sidewalk overhauls, construction projects, special event fencing or pot luck lawn suppers being greeted with a simple question:
"How will it affect handicapped access?"
In fact, any project undertaken within spitting distance of a sidewalk should be prefaced with this inquiry. A coherent response should constitute the minimum, prior to rote approvals being granted and campaign finance tithes conglomerated.
Right, Mr. Naps?
Yo, wheelchair users -- wanna head north on 5th? Just use as that OTHER side.