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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"Did an official tell you that or is it your reading of the bylaw that Charlton allows drag strips on agricultural land?'' 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."
Bellil said buried, clogged or too narrow curb cuts are the most prevalent problem.
Therefore, he asserted, she has no right to a curb cut, and she has not asked for a right-of-way, either.
There is also a curb cut on First Avenue that allows for private parking.
145 18th Street has three curb cuts and two roll gates in addition to a handful of skylights on the roof.
The building is located on the back corner of the property with easy ingress and egress from three separate curb cuts. The site is surrounded by single family residences, neighborhood businesses both retail and service oriented, and some light industry.
The management seemed to think that providing parking with curb cuts and a low peephole in the door was sufficient.
Part 3, Title II issues, includes three separate areas: Kriegel and Hockenberry take us for a walk and a ride, respectively, in New York, followed by an interesting presentation of the legal issues in regard to mass transit and curb cuts; Tollifson shares her experiences with getting a driver's license, which is followed by a discussion about testing and disability which challenges readers to explore their own beliefs--should people with disabilities be tested differently than people without disabilities?
It was accessible sidewalk all the way, except for nonexistent curb cuts on either side of Ratzor Road.
"Our Aultman Alternatives (Seniors Group) recommended duplicating tasks of daily living," says Erica Ohler, project engineer, "which resulted in the design and construction of several interactive vignettes, including a parking area with a real car, street crossings and curb cuts, a gas station, a diner, and a grocery store.
* Providing accessible parking spaces, ramps and curb cuts.