Accessible Design in Public Housing: NYCHA Staff Training Program

Version 4.0 July 9, 2001

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Edward Steinfeld and Danise Levine, 2001
Additional information Common/Public Spaces
Section 4.2.3
Standard USPS design for
NYCHA mailboxes

These are not fully accessible because
opening them requires twisting the wrist
and tenants with mailboxes out of reach
cannot be re-assigned to a lower box. But,
USPS does not allow any other approach.

Figure 1

If a turn must be made to exit the mailbox area, is there a circle of clear space 60 inches in diameter, or a T shaped space in which a 180 degree turn can be made?

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