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.
Therefore, he asserted, she has no right to a curb cut, and she has not asked for a right-of-way, either.
Mayor Richard Riordan has proposed using $10 million for curb cuts and sidewalk repairs.
The improvements include the construction of 5-foot wide, 6-foot wide and 8-foot wide adjacent to existing and proposed curb, sidewalk and curb cut ramps to comply with ADA, striped crosswalks, signage, pavement striping, landscaping, driveway aprons, speed cushions, drainage improvements and detectable warning surfaces.
Description : The Project consists of the construction of a multi-use trail that connects the overflow lotat Wolf Creek Amphitheater via a pedestrian bridge, which will include the constructionof concrete sidewalks, construction of a bridge structure, which includes curb cut wheelchair ramps that are compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications.
Spanning 29,029 s/f, the building has four curb cuts and entrances.
saw cut full depth 1ft from edge of existing asphalt pavement for tie-in gosling road; 5867 lf of 4" by 12" concrete curb, complete in place; 1241 lf of 6" concrete curb; 95 lf of 6" concrete curb and curb cuts at asphlat transition; 120 lf of 6" pvc schedule 40 irrigation sleeves.
The building is located on the back corner of the property with easy ingress and egress from three separate curb cuts.
The management seemed to think that providing parking with curb cuts and a low peephole in the door was sufficient.