Parking for people with mobility issues in
downtown Brattleboro

The Town of Brattleboro cannot provide designated Handicapped parking spaces on Main Street that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), due to the narrowness of the street.

The Brattleboro ADA Committee is investigating how this affects people who deal with all levels of mobility issues who want to access Main Street and the nearby businesses. We are trying to find creative solutions, with cooperation from the community and downtown businesses.

You can help by filling out this 10-question survey and encouraging others to do so as well. 
If you would like to share more information, ideas or ask questions, please visit a Brattleboro town ADA committee meeting on the second friday of each month at 9:00 at the Municipal Center, Hannah Cosman Room, or contact Robin Scudder at 802-257-9308. Thank you.

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* 1. How often does lack of suitable parking influence your decision about where to go or what to do in Brattleboro?

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* 2. How far do you live from downtown Brattleboro?

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* 3. Have you ever been unable to participate in a downtown activity or errand due to parking issues? (Please check all that apply)

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* 4. Have you ever driven to downtown Brattleboro for shopping, dining, etc, but then went elsewhere
because you couldn’t find suitable  parking?

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* 5. When planning to shop, dine, etc, do you factor in parking ahead of time? (For example, do you head to  Putney Road where the parking is easy, instead of going downtown with no guarantee of parking?)

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* 6. Why do you come to downtown Brattleboro? Please check all that apply:

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* 7. Are you able to get to the East side of Main Street (the side nearest the river) if there is no parking available on that side of the street?

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* 8. Are you able to use a regular (non-Handicapped ) parking space if it is near your destination?

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* 9. Please list the businesses or activities that you would most like to visit or attend if accessible parking were nearby.

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* 10. Would it be helpful to have a designated drop off space near your destination, even if it was NOT ADA-compliant? ( Someone else  would drive you,  drop you off and park elsewhere, then return to pick you up.)

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