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Curb ramp

Curb ramps are the transitions between the sidewalks and street crossings.

Introduction

Curb ramps are the transitions between the sidewalks and street crossings. ADA-compliant pedestrian curb ramps must be provided at all legal intersections where sidewalk connections exist to provide access for people using mobility devices. 

Design Considerations

Detailed guidance

Designers should use MnDOT’s current curb ramp guidelines, curb ramp standard plans, and other design guidance and standards for constructing curb ramps.

Desirability of ramp types

Figure 3.7D.2 describes several pedestrian curb ramp designs and indicates in general when each design might be used. This table does not encompass all of the options for pedestrian curb ramps, but instead outlines the pros and cons of the most common designs. 

Additional Guidance

When there is an adjacent sidewalk-level protected bike lane, see also protected intersections guidance.

 

Figure 3.7D.2:
Ramp types and desirability 

3.7D.2


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