Meeting the intent of ADA in sidewalk cross-slope design.

  title={Meeting the intent of ADA in sidewalk cross-slope design.},
  author={Kara M. Kockelman and Yong Juan Zhao and Chessie Blanchard-Zimmerman},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  volume={38 1},
Recent work has indicated that prior research is insufficient to support the ADA Accessibility Guidelines' (ADAAG) 2% maximum cross-slope requirement for sidewalks. In addition, the present ADAAG are inflexible in that they do not consider deviations from this maximum for short sections of sidewalk, such as at driveway crossings, which can be of significant concern for state and local departments of transportation. Based upon these findings, a study was undertaken to evaluate the usable range… CONTINUE READING