The City of Columbus is continuously striving to provide improved accessibility to all areas of the City including public facilities, public transportation depots, commercial businesses, and neighborhoods.
ADA WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY
Columbus is focused on creating compliant
Pedestrian Access Routes (PARs) throughout the City. The current DPS Rules and Regulations further
define requirements to achieve PARS and when right of way improvements require
ADA curb ramps have, in previous years, been
constructed at high-pedestrian traffic intersections, as part of major roadway
reconstruction projects, at high traffic areas near downtown, near schools and
hospitals, and by special citizen requests.
Ramp installations are now included as a
routine part of roadway resurfacing projects where curbs and sidewalks already
exist. Ramp construction is scheduled to occur near the time of street
repaving, and often performed by a separate contractor.
The City of Columbus is
committed to eventually have ramps at every intersection throughout the City.
This is a major undertaking that will require a number of years and
continued funding. Funding for these projects has been possible in the
past by grants from the Ohio Public Works Commission and funds made available
by City Council.
The City of Columbus has updated its ADA
Rules and Regulations to align with current ADA Federal guidance and be more
inclusive of all ADA requirements within the public Right of Way. The ADA Rules and Regulations have recently been updated impacting section XII.D to clarify changes to ADA parking and these changes go into effect May 4, 2023.
Anyone who would like to request a ramp or ramps at a particular location should send a written request, including name, phone number, and a brief explanation to:
City of Columbus, Public Service Department
Division of Infrastructure Management
Attn: ADA Manager
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Or call (614) 645-2765
Or e-mail requests or questions to: [email protected]
up to be notified of the next Columbus ADA training
ADA Rules and Regulations (effective May 4, 2023)
Standard Construction Drawing 2319
Curb Ramp Quick
ADA within the
Right-of Way Presentation
Curb Ramp Design Boundary Animation
Curb Ramp Compliance Checklist (single
Curb Ramp Compliance
Checklist (8 ramps/one intersection)