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Old 07-29-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Maybe they're for those vans with lifts on the side to lower wheelchairs onto the grass. Then roll up onto the sidewalk with less difficulty.They got a little stingy with the cement and didn't make a full slab.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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no, they are for the joggers and the walkers. Sometimes when you have a faster person coming behind you, and you dont want to get hit, you step over into the little ramp so they can pass you and youre still on the sidewalk, not the grass. its sort of a staging area, or pitstop so to speak.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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no, they are for the joggers and the walkers. Sometimes when you have a faster person coming behind you, and you dont want to get hit, you step over into the little ramp so they can pass you and youre still on the sidewalk, not the grass. its sort of a staging area, or pitstop so to speak.
I would think they would be more likely to trip someone , than to help them pass someone. Sounds like a waste of good cement. Albeit,very little.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Boerne
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I vote for passing zones.
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Figure 4-12. Additional right-of-ways provide passing spaces on narrow sidewalks.[/CENTER]

Chapter 4. Sidewalk Corridors - FHWA
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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Whew, that'll cut down on the terrible wheelchair congestion that plagues our nation's sidewalks ...
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Mine was a joke, I think Minicoop has it.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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Montirob has it correct, but the dimensions given for these conditions do not comply with the law.

The Texas Accessibility Standards states that passing space on and accessible route must be a 60" by 60" space along the route and be located at "reasonalbel intervals" not to exceed 200 ft. If the sidewalk is 4'-0" (48") in width, a 1'-0" (12") x 5'-0" (60") section of concrete would need to be added to the sidewalk in order to create a passing space that complies with TAS.

Additionally the TAS notes that a T-intersection is an acceptable passing space, but it too will need to be 60"x60."
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Whew, that'll cut down on the terrible wheelchair congestion that plagues our nation's sidewalks ...
What's next , Stripes, sidewalk speed limit signs!
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Wow, that's amazing! Thanks for the info, and for everyone else's help in figuring this out!

Now I gotta go impress my neighbors with my newfound knowledge!

Cheers! M2
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Wow, that's amazing! Thanks for the info, and for everyone else's help in figuring this out!

Now I gotta go impress my neighbors with my newfound knowledge!

Cheers! M2
More More Puzzles Please!!
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