We are all familiar with how important curb cuts are as street elements for more friendly design, that allow easy access to and from the sidewalk. They provide an accessible route for every street user; pedestrians, cyclists, mothers with strollers although sometimes designers overlook them. A curb cut is a ramp that connects the sidewalks to the road, so the separation becomes clearer and the entire street is more accessible for people with disabilities who are transiting from a road to a sidewalk.
The most common type of curb ramp are those with 90-degree angle. Professional kerb cuttings are easily noticeable from a distance due to the use of different types of bricks. (more…)