Site Access

The ADA and the CBC both require at least one accessible route from public transportation stops, accessible parking spaces, passenger loading and drop-off zones and public street or sidewalks to an accessible entry.  For buildings located at the interior of large sites, this requirement will often result in a significant pedestrian path from the perimeter of the site to an accessible entrance on the building.
CBC 1114B.1.2

The 2010 ADA exempts site arrival points and accessible facilities within a site from this requirement, where the only means of access is a vehicular way that does not provide pedestrian access.
2010 ADA  206.2


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2 Responses to Site Access

  1. steve says:

    I have a question as to the “current” and correct Parking Accessibility Sign that needs to be posted at the entrance to a parking lot. I find a 24″ x 24″ white with black letters and a 12″ x 24″ blue with white letters. No on seems to know which one is the legal “current” sign required.

    Thank you

    • mm Dwight Ashdown says:

      I believe you are referring to the “Tow Away” sign that needs to be posted either at the entrance to the parking lot, or visible from each accessible parking stall. The CBC-502.8 indicates that this sign should be “not less than 17″x22″.”
      You can also find the details and specific language for this sign in our e-book ADA4CA.

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