|Kari Getzinger||February 5, 2002|
My name is Kari Getzinger
I have tripped and fallen numerous times of the truncated dome in Tokyo, New York, San Francisco and now Washington DC Metro Systems. When I moved to Washington DC I was thrilled to find there were no truncated domes on the Metro (subway) platforms. I fought the installation of the domes in Washington DC and as you know lost, due to the ADA and certain Metro System users. I was forced to use the Paratransit system because of severe safety issue caused by my tripping over the domes. I came within inches of loosing my job because of the poor service this Paratransit ("MetroAccess") provides. I now use a scooter to negotiate the domes, and was promotes 2x after using a scooter Vs the Paratransit system.
I have found out that many intersections are considering installing the domes at the end of curb cuts. I want to be involved in fighting these dangerous "domes". Please put my name on a paper-mailing list. I want to fight this new restriction of my access to public transit/road ect... I do not want to trip over the domes
in front of cars turning into me. I do not want other mobility impaired person to do so either.
Please also inform me of any other organizations that are fighting against the installation of the truncated domes.
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