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Nov 19 2016

Detroit’s Federally Imposed Handicapped-Accessible Sidewalks to Nowhere

A generation ago, Detroit was the wealthiest city in the nation by per capita income. It is mostly dead now, killed by Model City moonbattery and demographic transformation. The shell of a city that remains is desperately impoverished. But at least its many sidewalks to nowhere are handicapped-accessible:

In a city where poverty is high, schools are broken and crime is rampant, the federal government has forced Detroit to spend more than $50 million in the past decade for sidewalk ramps that often lead to nowhere.

Many of the nearly 35,000 ramps, which are for people with disabilities, are on inaccessible sidewalks or streets with no homes.

City officials have fought the absurdities of the 2006 federal consent order, but to no avail. The federal government said the ramps were required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even if the sidewalks were useless.

About 12% of the ramps have been installed on sidewalks that are impassable due to the city’s decay.

Thanks, Bob Dole. Your contribution to American society will long be remembered.

That’s Big Government for you. It breaks both your legs and then forces you to buy someone else a crutch.

See here for plenty more of Detroit’s handicapped-accessible sidewalks to nowhere.

On tips from Rob E.

17 Responses to “Detroit’s Federally Imposed Handicapped-Accessible Sidewalks to Nowhere”

  1. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Lemme see……Accessible sidewalks are federal law, therefore them must be constructed regardless of the cost of the need.

    It is against Federal Law to sell or use marijuana, yet state after state has approved its buying and selling, and the Federal Government ignores that lawlessness in those states (while continuing to enforce it in other states).

    Yes…that makes sense.

  2. tfhr says:

    So why did you use a file photo of Haiti?

  3. NotKennedy says:

    Maybe the DEA was ordered to stand-down during the reign of Obamic Desolation.

  4. NotKennedy says:

    Wish Hinckley could have said that.

  5. 762x51 says:

    Pretty funny but still not as funny as the ADA mandated braille instructions on the side of DRIVEUP ATM’s. Now THAT’s funny.

  6. 762x51 says:

    Which enumerated power in the Constitution is that sidewalk mandate authority contained in again? I forget.

  7. Momster says:

    At a state campground in Massachusetts, they installed handicap access bathrooms. But in order to actually GET to the bathrooms you had to walk through the woods on a narrow, tree-root laden path. Yup, makes sense to me!

  8. koblog says:

    Detroit is demonstrating almost in real time that the earth is perfectly capable of undoing whatever Man can throw at it.

    The grass and trees are literally consuming the concrete and all signs of the civilization that once defined Detroit. And in a very few years. Throw in a few more harsh winters with their freeze/thaw/heaving cycles and it’ll all be rubble in short order.

    Man can’t kill the earth, even if he tried.

  9. Mr. Freemarket says:

    That would be right after the “good and plenty” provision.

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  11. Bosun Higgs says:

    Those sidewalk ramps are a perfect example of Homo Obstructus in action. HO is a breed of human whose survival trait is to get in the way of others, and thus prevent them from doing what they need to do to survive. For example, an HO will find the narrowest point in any flow of traffic, and stop right there. Say you’re in a hallway with a trash barrel tucked up against one wall. The HO will pick that narrow spot to stop and check email, or have a conversation with someone else.

    All of these handicapped sidewalk ramps that I’ve seen, like the one in the photo, have huge bumps on them—which must be an obstacle to anyone on wheels. (I know they get in my way when I’m pulling a two-wheeled hand truck of equipment into a building.)

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  14. Gene says:

    Detroit may be dead, but it still votes Democrat.

  15. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    Oh, the wonders of central planning.

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