CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Charlottesville is looking to address accessibility issues at its city-owned right-of-way, facilities, parks, programs and services.

On Wednesday, it announced it will be working on an update of its Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan.

“The City of Charlottesville believes that all city facilities, programs, and services should be accessible to all members of the community,” ADA Coordinator Paul Rudacille said. “While we are continuously working on improving accessibility, an updated Transition Plan will help us benchmark where we are now and develop a roadmap for where we can be in the future.”

According to a release, the city completed a self-assessment of its right-of-way accessibility earlier this week, looking at more than 165 miles of sidewalk.

City parks and facilities will be undergoing assessment this fall, at the same time as a review of programs and services.

This plan was last updated in 2013, and City Manager Sam Sanders says this process will further many of the city’s goals from the 2021 Comprehensive Plan update.

“We are committed to making our beautiful city accessible to all members of the community, whether it’s our pedestrian areas or city facilities,” he said. “Investing in this Transition Plan update shows that Charlottesville backs up words with action too.”

The release says a crucial part of the updating process is public input, with community collaboration enhancing the plan by ensuring that its focus isn’t just on accessibility barriers but also considers the lived experiences of people with disabilities in the community.

As part of this, the city has launched long-form and short-form surveys to collect input.

The city is also working with Precision Infrastructure Management, a consulting firm experienced in ADA-related projects.

People can submit additional feedback directly to that firm by emailing [email protected]

There will also be a town hall-style meeting on Sept. 20.