Recommended ADA Ramp Landing Dimensions

Any ramp system that is intended for public use must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are many regulations and calculations that go into designing an ADA ramp, but the ramp landing size is commonly miscalculated because the door size, door swing, and ramp approach are often not considered.ADA Ramp Landing 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View our typical ADA ramp layouts that comply with the landing requirements and maneuvering clearances.Maneuvering Clearances at Doorways

Type of Use Minimum Maneuvering Clearance
Approach Direction Door or Gate Side Perpendicular to Doorway Parallel to Doorway (beyond latch side unless noted)
From front Pull 60 inches 18 inches
From front Push 48 inches 0 inches 1
From hinge side Pull 60 inches 36 inches
From hinge side Pull 54 inches 42 inches
From hinge side Push 42 inches 2 22 inches 3
From latch side Pull 48 inches 4 24 inches
From latch side Push 42 inches 4 24 inches

1 . Add 12 inches if closer and latch are provided.
2 . Add 6 inches if closer and latch are provided.
3 . Beyond hinge side.
4 . Add 6 inches if closer is provided.
Source: 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design*The term ‘approach’ means that the ramp run is angled upwards onto the platform from either the latch, front, or hinge side of the door.Our Recommended ADA Ramp Landing Sizes for DoorwaysView: entire ramp layouts

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