curb cut

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curb cut

 [kerb kut]
a portion of the curb that is removed so that the sidewalk gently slopes to the street, thus increasing access to the environment for individuals in wheelchairs.

curb cut

, curb ramp (kĕrb)
An area in which a sidewalk has been modified or designed to eliminate the vertical curb. By providing a gradual slope to the street at this point, an environmental obstacle has been removed, thus improving access for persons with wheelchairs, those who have difficulty walking, or for persons pushing wheeled vehicles.
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Bellil said buried, clogged or too narrow curb cuts are the most prevalent problem.
The Senators' letter requests "separate time periods for at least two classes or tiers of curb cuts, provided public entities have a written transition plan with specific dates for completing all curb cuts within the extended time period.
Local impacts include creation of curb cuts, expanded transportation services, enhanced disability awareness of bus drivers and public officials, and access modifications in public buildings and public transportation.
From Delaware to Detroit and from Chicago to Oakland, dozens of cities are facing, or have settled, lawsuits for failure to provide or properly maintain curb cuts that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Together, the structures--which include the main school building and a four-story multifamily building which currently operates as housing for school staff --offers three sides of frontage, a total of over 280 feet, and feature two curb cuts.
Tenders are invited for Remove and replace existing roadway, sidewalks, curbing and curb cuts.
In fact, this year more than five miles of sidewalk were repaired in my district and 66 curb cuts for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance were installed on the Westside alone.
His local legacy includes curb cuts, ramps, and handicap parking, and he played an integral part in the logistics and construction of the new SCI center.
It was a new world of unpaved or quaintly cobblestoned streets, side-walks littered with obstacles, and no curb cuts.
Description: Resurface highway, install curb cuts and truncated domes at intersections and update pedestrian crossings to meet modern ADA standards