Accessible Curb Ramp: Noncompliance

The above photograph is of a non-compliant curb ramp where the side slopes are too steep and there is not a flat landing area. When looking at it more closely we determined a standard perpendicular ramp wouldn’t fit. The sidewalk is 8 feet wide and installing a typical curb ramp with a 6-foot depth (assuming a 6-inch-high curb), there would only 24 inches left for a level landing and maneuvering room. Thirty-six inches is required. 

Our solution was to move the curb ramp between two store entrances and place a parallel ramp.  The ramp placement also maintained the 60-inch maneuvering space in front of the store doors.

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