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Sidewalks & Ramps
1404 Mabury Rd.
San Jose, CA 95133

Ph: (408) 794-1901

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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Curb Ramps
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA curb ramps are graded ramps that lead from a sidewalk to a street. The ADA legislated them in an effort to allow people with disabilities such as those who use walkers, wheelchairs, or canes to have easier mobility in moving onto or off sidewalks and walkways. Other demographics that benefit from ADA curb cuts include cyclists, roller skaters, skateboarders, and parents pushing a baby stroller.

Curb Ramp Installation
ADA curb ramps are built in all new developments and the City annually retrofits existing non-ADA compliant curbed intersections with ADA complaint ramps. The number of ramps built each year by the City depends upon the amount of funding available.

Each year when consideration is given to the location of new ADA ramps, the highest priority is given to routes used by those with disabilities and areas surrounding senior and community centers.