A federal lawsuit is seeking to force New York City to make its sidewalks and pedestrian routes safer for the blind and people who use wheelchairs.
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday. It was brought by Disability Rights Advocates and the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York.
The lawsuit seeks to force the city to upgrade its sidewalks, particularly those below 14th Street in Manhattan. It also seeks a declaration that the city is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.