Chapter 2: Entrance Routes
These universal design elements refer to features of the pathways between parking areas and the entrance(s) of a home.
Residential Universal Design Building Code, 2023 version. © The Universal Design Project.
The pathway width should be no less than 48" (122cm) at the narrow-most part.
The pathway running slope (i.e., forward and backward) should be no greater than 1:20 (2.86º).
The pathway cross slope (i.e., side-to-side) should be no greater than 1:50 (1.15º).
There should be no steps required for access to any entrances.
Pathway surfaces used along the entrance route should be solid. This will likely require the use of asphalt, smooth concrete, textured or aggregate concrete, wood decking, composite decking, and/or textured/slip-resistant metal.
Pathways should be easy to maintain to prevent cracks, gaps, or bumps.
The entire pathway along entrance routes needs to be evenly lit with minimal areas of shadow. This will most likely require multiple light fixtures.
Lights need to be able to be activated automatically.
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