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ADA 101 – Off Street Parking Access Aisle

502.3 - Off Street Parking Access Aisle Access aisles serving parking spaces shall adjoin an accessible route. Two parking spaces shall be permitted to share a common access aisle. Access aisles serving car and van parking spaces shall be 60 inches wide minimum, and span the full length of the parking spaces.

502.3 – Off Street Parking Access Aisle

Access aisles serving parking spaces shall adjoin an accessible route. Two parking spaces shall be permitted to share a common access aisle. Access aisles serving car and van parking spaces shall be 60 inches wide minimum, and span the full length of the parking spaces.

Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

U.S. Access Board Corrects 43 Barriers at Federal Facilities

Van Accessible Parking

Van Accessible Parking

In FY 2018, the United States Access Board resolved 43 architectural barriers at federal facilities. While the corrective actions varied, parking and entrance access were two of the primary areas people filed complaints against. Two easy fixes that brought many facilities closer to full compliance were installing van accessible parking spaces and automatic door openers.

Read the full story at

https://www.access-board.gov/news/1940-access-board-resolves-43-architectural-barriers-act-cases-through-corrective-action-in-fy-2018

ADA 101 – Accessible Route Expansion Joints

ADA 101 info graphic with ADA section 302.3 code and example pictures

ADA 302.3 – Expansion Joints Along Accessible Routes

Openings in floor or ground surfaces will not allow passage of a sphere more than a half-inch in diameter.

Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

Town of Hudson Uses Park Funding for ADA Improvements

Town of Hudson Centennial Beach (Daily News and Wicked Local Photo)

Finding ways to fund ADA renovations at public parks isn’t always easy. The Town of Hudson, Massachusetts, made it a priority and is using community preservation funding to restore its beachfront park. In addition to retrofitting its 50-year-old bathhouse, it’s also adding accessible walkways that will act as an erosion barrier.

Read the full story at

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190102/hudson-is-seeking-to-renovate-centennial-beach

ADA 101 – Accessible Site Arrival Points

ADA 206.2.1 - Accessible Site Arrival Points At least one accessible route shall be provided within the site from accessible parking spaces and loading zones.

ADA 206.2.1 – Accessible Site Arrival Points

At least one accessible route shall be provided within the site from accessible parking spaces and accessible passenger loading zones; public streets and sidewalks; and public transportation stops to the accessible building or facility entrance they serve.

Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

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