# How do you calculate sidewalk cross slope?

## How do you calculate sidewalk cross slope?

Cross slope is calculated by subtracting the difference in elevation between the two edges of the travel lane and dividing this difference by the lane width. For example, a typical 48:1 Normal Crown (NC) pavement cross slope is calculated as -0.0208 ft/ft or -2.08% for a 12 foot lane (Figure 1).

What is a 2% cross slope?

A cross slope of 1:50 translates to a 1 foot rise in a 50-foot run, a 2 percent grade or about a 1/4 inch slope per foot of ramp width. To be ADA compliant, a ramp 4 feet wide could not have a cross slope greater than 1 inch. ADA Compliance: ADA Ramp.

What is the minimum slope for a sidewalk?

A defined walkway is required across all driveways. The defined walkway will consist of a paved area 4 ft. wide, at minimum, with a cross slope of 1% (2.0% maximum) to meet ADA standards.

### What is a cross slope ramp?

The cross slope of an accessible route is the slope that is perpendicular to the direction of pedestrian travel. For a ramp the maximum running slope allowed is 8.33% (8.33% is a 1:12 slope). For an accessible route without a ramp the maximum running slope allowed is 5% (1:20).

What is the maximum cross slope of a sidewalk?

Sidewalks should be kept in good condition, free from debris, cracks and rough surfaces. To the extent possible, sidewalks should have a maximum cross-slope of 1 inch of fall for every 4 feet of width (2 percent grade).

What is the maximum slope for a walkway?

Walkways should never exceed a 5 percent slope. This percentage is determined based on your rise (height) divided by you run (length) multiplied by 100.

#### What is the recommended slope of a 4 ft sidewalk?

How wide should a home sidewalk be?

Sidewalks should be wide enough to allow two adults to walk comfortably next to each other. A good standard width is 48 inches. Learn more about walkway widths. A typical city or builder installed sidewalk is straight and runs along the perimeter of your property.

How much is a 5% slope?

Table of Common Slopes in Architecture

1.19° 1 : 48 2.08%
2.86° 1 : 20 5%
4.76° 1 : 12 8.3%
7.13° 1 : 8 12.5%

Based on the points presented here, three recommendations are as follows: ADAAG should change their requirements so that the maximum sidewalk cross-slope is 3 percent and the minimum slope is 1.5 percent. Based on the research cited, the 3 percent maximum is reasonable.