Accessibility Design

The U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board has issued a four part video series entitled "Accessible Sidewalks". This series covers real life examples of design issues for persons with disabilities in the public rights of way. The site is at


Caltrans Highway Design Manual - Topic 105, "Pedestrian Facilities."

Curb Ramp Scoping and Design - This guide provides a discussion on scoping curb ramps and the level of design detail expected in the project development process.

Design Information Bulletin 82-06 “Pedestrian Accessibility Guidelines for Highway Projects” - Provides guidance to design State highway pedestrian facilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.

Caltrans Standard Plans

Caltrans Standard Specifications, Section 73 Concrete, Curbs and Sidewalks. This is used for curb ramp construction.

Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual - Chapter 11, Design Standards, Section 11.2, Statewide Design Standards for Local Assistance Projects, Pedestrian Facilities. This chapter contains up-to-date information for local agency projects.