A Checklist for Accessible Sidewalks and Street Crossings

United States Access Board

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that new and altered facilities be accessible. Title II of the ADA covers sidewalk and street construction and transit accessibility, referencing the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) or the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards
(UFAS) for new construction and alterations undertaken by or on behalf of a state or local government. The Department of Justice (DOJ) title II regulation specifically requires that curb ramps be provided when sidewalks or streets are newly constructed or altered. (Requirements for existing pedestrian networks not otherwise being altered are also included in the DOJ regulation, available on line at www.ada.gov/reg2.html). The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm) include standards for site development applicable to new construction and alterations in the public right-of-way.

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