curb cut

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curb cut

n.
A small ramp built into the curb of a sidewalk to ease passage to the street, especially for bicyclists, pedestrians with baby carriages, and people using wheelchairs.
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The department is required to fix 30 percent of curb ramp locations within five years and to increase that to 75 percent in 10 years.
A properly designed curb ramp transitioning the difference in elevation between the two pedestrian areas would have been a much safer alternative-and well worth it.
For example, at a curb ramp, grasslines at the sides of the ramp, if present, are rarely aligned with the crosswalk.
Typically, extreme cross slopes occur at the intersection of a sidewalk and a curb ramp where the route along the sidewalk continues across the slope of the curb ramp.
Department of Justice to give cities and towns an additional 5 to 10 years to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp requirements.
As she was walking down the slope of the curb ramp, her foot slid forward, causing her to lose her balance before crashing into the street, breaking both her right shoulder and elbow.
A curb ramp is a short ramp--cutting through a curb or built up to it--pro-viding smooth transition between pedestrian sidewalks and pedestrian areas such as parking lots or streets.
Curb ramp locations and time frames for their installation would be prioritized with the assistance of people with disabilities, according to the needs of entities covered by the Act.
She missed the fact that only a portion of the curb ramp side flares were painted yellow and tripped at the unpainted portion of the side flare.
But they realized that this would remove some of the real-life variables, because a lot of information and cues individuals use to find the edge of the street can be detected long before they reach the curb ramp.
The minimum width of a curb ramp shall be 36", not including flared sides.