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.
Under existing regulations, public entities were required to complete all necessary curb cuts by January 26, 1995.
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.
Common accessibility improvements include modifications to restrooms, stairways, elevators (braille panels and sound tones), parking lots (curb cuts and reserved spaces), drinking fountains, pay telephones, door swings and signage.
with elongated curb cuts. Zoning allows for residential or commercial development with a base FAR of 1.65, and up to 6.5 for community facility use.
Tenders are invited for Remove and replace existing roadway, sidewalks, curbing and curb cuts.
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. ADA was a peculiar, very Yankee notion.
Spanning 29,029 s/f, the building has four curb cuts and entrances.
Description: Resurface highway, install curb cuts and truncated domes at intersections and update pedestrian crossings to meet modern ADA standards
History has shown that cement curb cuts on street corners, designed for people with disabilities, result in better sidewalks.
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.