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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Sturbridge Selectman Mary Dowling asked, adding later that she will oppose the curb cut.
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.
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.
Curb cuts disappear into snowbanks or are crusted over by the sludge of plow residue.
The entrance used to be there, but now the curb cut comes onto city property, not their property," Mr.
Mayor Richard Riordan has proposed using $10 million for curb cuts and sidewalk repairs.
Providing accessible parking spaces, ramps and curb cuts.
However, curb cuts also make life easier for cyclists, roller bladers, skate boarders, and people pushing small children in strollers.
But we also have veto power over major roads and curb cuts, which will allow us to keep a handle on development along roads that are built.
Dunmore, $289,026 to improve West Elm Street and University Drive, install curb cuts at the intersection of Drinker and Blakely streets to making it accessible to people with disabilities, and support the Community Center Development Board.
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.
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.