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Bradford Beach: America's most accessible beach

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 12:42:52-04

MILWAUKEE — Bradford Beach is now America's most accessible beach after ramps and new equipment were installed.

County Executive David Crowley joined other local leaders and city officials to celebrate the completion of an accessibility effort at Bradford Beach.

This effort involved the installation of ramps, a pathway, and Mobi-Mats to make the beach an easier experience for those with disabilities.

The beach also offers new beach wheelchairs that will help patrons access the sand and water.

All of these adjustments were a part of a five-year initiative.

“By ensuring Bradford Beach is accessible to all Milwaukee County residents, we are working towards making our community an equitable place for all,” said County Executive David Crowley. "RampUp at Bradford Beach is critical to our effort to ensure that all residents have equal access to our community assets and services.”

"Milwaukee may not be considered a beach town by most people in the country, but this transformation rivals and even surpasses the accessibility of many of the most famous beaches in the world," said Damian Buchman, founder and director of The Ability Center and the RampUp movement.

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