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 Vehicular Circulation
Parking Spaces
Section 4.6.1;4.1.1(5a)
Number of spaces required to be accessible

Total Spaces            Required # of
                                Accessible Spaces


25 or less spaces        1space
26-50 spaces              2 spaces
51-75 spaces              3 spaces
76-100 spaces            4 spaces
101-150 spaces          5 spaces
151-200 spaces          6 spaces
201-300 spaces          7 spaces
301-400 spaces          8 spaces
401-500 spaces          9 spaces
501-1000 spaces        2 percent of total
1001+ spaces            20 plus 1 for each 
                                100 over

Parking spaces
Figure 1

Are the required number of accessible parking spaces provided? 

Note: The total number of accessible parking spaces may be distributed among parking lots if greater accessibility is achieved.

Section 4.6.2
Are accessible parking spaces the closest spaces to the building's accessible entrance? (see Figure 1)

If a parking facility serves more than one building or public space, are the accessible parking spaces the closest spaces to the parking facility's accessible pedestrian entrance? (see Figure 1)

Section 4.6.3; 

Figure 2

Are accessible parking spaces at least 96 inches wide with an access aisle of 60 inches for regular spaces and
at least 96 inches for a designated van space

Van accessible space
Figure 3

Does the access aisle connect directly to the accessible route?

Access aisle

Are the spaces and aisles level with no slope greater than 1:50? (see Figure 3)

This means a curb ramp cannot project into the access aisle.


Section 4.6.4
Parking sign

Does each accessible parking space have a vertical sign that is
unobscured by a parked vehicle and shows the universal symbol of accessibility?

Two spaces may share a common aisle.

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