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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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Curb cuts through the snow from sidewalk to road should be at least 3 feet to allow for wheelchairs.
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.
Sunbury, $443,390 to repay a loan for improvements to Market Street, install curb cuts at a city intersection to make it more accessible to people with disabilities and rehabilitate the flood control system.
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.
The property has four curb cuts, allowing prospective developers, or users, to deliver on-site parking, a prized and scarce commodity in the West Village.
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.
It was a new world of unpaved or quaintly cobblestoned streets, side-walks littered with obstacles, and no curb cuts.
of Philadelphia, plaintiffs' counsel in the Philadelphia curb cuts case; Mary K.
This project includes the reconstruction of the roadway and installation of new curbs, curb cuts, sidewalks and streetscaping features along the existing Langley Avenue and the eastern half of the existing Broad Street from Langley to Intrepid, while maintaining the existing roadway widths and lane configurations.
This block-through property has three roll up doors and curb cuts for truck access.
In March, I wrote Councilman Joel Wachs about having curb cuts or ramps installed on two streets along Burbank Boulevard so the residents of this new building could safely travel sidewalks.