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What is the required gradient pedestrian ramp with wheel

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what is the required gradient for a pedestrian ramp with wheel chair access in a residential development
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  WiseOwl58 replied 2 years ago.
here are the requirements:
1:12 Ratio
ADA recommended slope for public access & walking elderly.
2:12 ramp slope ratio
2:12 Ratio
Maximum ramp slope recommended for residential use
with assistant.
3:12 ramp slope ratio
3:12 Ratio
Maximum ramp slope recommended for loading unoccupied wheelchairs.
Expert:  WiseOwl58 replied 2 years ago.
The Australian Standards Council has regulations for slopes of ramps into buildings, in order for wheelchairs to be accessible to the buildings. Such ramps must have no greater slope than 1 in 14.
By the term “1 in 14”, we mean that for every 14 metres travelled horizontally (not actually on the ramp), we rise 1 metre.

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