§ 123-36 - Wheelchair Access.

§ 123-36 - Wheelchair Access.

Adequate provisions shall be made to provide for wheelchair access on the site and into structures and site uses, unless the applicant can document that such access is not required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). This shall include the following:

  1. Curb ramps shall be provided as necessary;
  2. Access aisles adjoining handicap parking spaces shall be paved (with asphalt, concrete or other suitable material for wheel-chair travel) flush to the ground, and the pavement shall extend all the way to the nearest wheelchair accessible entrance. Handicap parking spaces shall be located adjacent to wheelchair accessible entrances;
  3. Handicap parking spaces shall be identified by painted marking on the surface of the pavement, and by a separate permanent sign posted in front of or next to the space, with the sign height of at least five feet but not more than eight feet;
  4. Wherever practical, the main entrance shall be wheelchair accessible;
  5. It is recommended, though not required, that a "drop-off" area be located at wheelchair accessible entrances;
  6. Where necessary, wheelchair ramps shall be provided, with a slope not to exceed one foot of rise per 12 feet of run, and a width as required by ADA;
  7. The slope of a handicap parking space and adjoining access aisles shall not exceed one foot of rise per 20 feet of run.
Wheelchair Access.

part number

123-36