THE FEASIBILITY OF ACCOMMODATING PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS ON PEDESTRIAN OVER- AND UNDER-CROSSING STRUCTURES

The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of accommodating the physically handicapped on over- and under-crossing structures. Based upon the evaluation of 124 crossing structures, 86 percent of these structures had at least one major access barrier. Alternative solutions for identified major access barriers were developed and examined for cost effectiveness. These identified solutions must be field tested before wide scale implementation. It was concluded that both major and minor access barriers can be eliminated. However, research is needed on specific design problems (RAMP gradients, lengths, etc.) before recommendations for the design or retrofitting of crossing structures can be developed. When recommended design guidelines have been determined, it is feasible that alternative solutions can be developed for making existing and new structures accessible to the physically handicapped. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Experiment

    Georgia Experiment Station
    Experiment, GA  USA 

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Templer, J A
    • Wineman, J D
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329734
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79-146 Final Rpt., HS-031 153
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8504
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1983 12:00AM