curb ramp


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curb ramp

A short ramp cut through a curb.
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Parking spaces and curb ramps for the physically disabled are provided in other areas of the perimeter of the building.
This pattern of findings supports attempting to align the slope of the curb ramp as closely as possible with the direction of travel on the crosswalk to maximize the usefulness of other sources of alignment information.
Providing a pathway around the top of the curb ramp so that a person is not required to negotiate across the slope of the curb ramp is one way to eliminate this common violation.
The only problem we have had with the brick pavers is achieving a flat surface on the curb ramp. The city advised us that when they placed the pavers on a sand bed, as is typical with landscaping bricks, the sand washed out due to the slope of the curb ramp, resulting in an irregular surface.
The extension of curb cut deadlines would help relieve cities and towns of the immediate and tremendous cost burdens associated with the installation of curb ramps and allow them time to focus on future efforts to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into local communities.
The city maintains nearly 13,000 curb ramps in all, and it's near impossible to build them in a way that pleases everyone, Jones said.
* Side flares may not be steeper than 1:10 (the side flares can be eliminated where there is no pedestrian traffic crossing the curb ramp from side to side)
In this case the city of Philadelphia's street resurfacing project was judged to be an "alteration," requiring compliance with the curb ramp provisions of the ADA.
Here, painting the entire difference in elevation between the sidewalk and the edge of the curb ramp would have been inexpensive and reduced the potential for being involved in the subsequent lawsuit due to the difference in elevation.
* Surface of the curb ramp shall be stable, firm, and slip-resistant.
As the District Court observed, the "limited resources" of cities will bear a "heavy burden" in implementing the curb ramp requirements.