LI officials want to make beaches accessible for all

Posted: Updated:
LONG BEACH -

Long Island officials are introducing new legislation to make all state beaches accessible for everyone, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

Assemblywoman Melissa Miller and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan say there are a high number of state beaches that are not accessible to people with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as the elderly.

In Long Beach, people with disabilities say mats used to make the beach wheelchair accessible aren't long enough, and leave beach-goers struggling in the sand. 

The city of Long Beach says its beaches are fully ADA compliant.

  • SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show trots into New York

    Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show trots into New York

    Westminster Kennel ClubWestminster Kennel Club
    Westminster Kennel ClubWestminster Kennel Club
    Photos from the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Piers 92/94 in February, 2019 in New York City.
    Photos from the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Piers 92/94 in February, 2019 in New York City.
  • Your Long Island Valentine's Day Photos

    Your Long Island Valentine's Day Photos

    Thursday, January 31 2019 7:39 AM EST2019-01-31 12:39:03 GMT
    View and share photos of your loved ones on Valentine's Day.
    View and share photos of your loved ones on Valentine's Day.
  • 61st annual Grammy Awards

    61st annual Grammy Awards

    Photos from the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
    Photos from the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."