Appendix B-2: Checklist for Beach Access Routes

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Checklist for Beach Access Routes

Except where noted as “Better Practice”, the checklist identifies mandatory requirements of the Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces

For each entry in the checklist, decide whether the requirement and/or best practice has been met, not met, or is not apppcable.

  • Entry points:
    Minimum 1,000 mm clear width has been provided through any gate, bollard, or other entry element
    Better Practice: Entrances have been designed to be clear of obstructions that could reduce the clear width such as handles, locks or hinges
  • Width:
    Minimum 1,000 mm clear width has been provided
    Better Practice: Minimum 1,800 mm clear has been provide; If less than 1,800 mm wide, 1,800 mm x 1,800 mm passing/turning spaces have been provided maximum 30 m apart
  • Head room:
    Minimum 2,100 mm head room clearance has been provided
    Better Practice: Minimum 2,300 mm clearance has been provided
  • Surface:
    Firm and stable surface has been provided
  • Cross slope for non-constructed route:
    Minimum slope required for drainage has been provided
    Better Practice: Cross slope as level as possible has been provided
  • Cross slope for constructed route:
    Maximum 1:50 has been provided
    Better Practice: Cross slope as level as possible has been provided
  • Running slope:
    Maximum 1:10 has been provided
    Better Practice: Running slope as level as possible has been provided
  • Surface openings for constructed route:
    Have been designed to not allow passage of a 20 mm diameter object
    Better Practice: Have been designed to not allow passage of a 12 mm diameter object
  • Surface openings for constructed route:
    Elongated openings have been oriented perpendicular to direction of travel
  • Stopping places for constructed route:
    Better Practice: Level stopping places have been located maximum 30 m apart along sloped surfaces
  • Change in level:
    [Constructed Only] Change of 1 mm - 5 mm has been designed with no bevel; Change of 6 mm - 13 mm has been bevelled with maximum ratio of 1:2; Change of 14 mm - 200 mm has been designed with a running slope of maximum 1:10; Change greater than 200 mm has been designed as a ramp
    Better Practice: Level changes have been minimized as much as possible

Beach Access Routes - Boardwalks

AODA Reference 80.12 - Boardwalks

Guide Reference Section 2.3.2

  • Width:
    Minimum 1,000 mm clear has been provided
    Better Practice: Minimum 1,800 mm clear has been provide; If less than 1,800 mm wide, 1,800 mm x 1,800 mm passing/turning spaces have been provided maximum 30 m apart
  • Head room:
    Minimum 2,100 mm clearance has been provided
    Better Practice: Minimum 2,300 mm clearance has been provided
  • Running slope:
    Maximum 1:20 has been provided Note:
    Where steeper slope was unavoidable, boardwalk has been designed as a ramp and complies with section 2.2.3 Ramps in Recreational Trails
  • Surface:
    Firm and stable surface has been provided
  • Surface openings:
    Have been designed to not allow passage of a 20 mm diameter object
    Better Practice: Have been designed to not allow passage of a 12 mm diameter object
  • Surface openings:
    Elongated openings have been oriented perpendicular to direction of travel
  • Transitions:
    Better Practice: Transitions between sidewalks and boardwalks are as noted:
    Change of 1 mm - 5 mm vertical; no bevel Change of 6 mm - 13 mm has been bevelled with maximum ratio of 1:2; Change of 14 mm - 74 mm has been designed with a running slope of maximum 1:8 or a curb ramp; Change of 75 mm - 200 mm has been designed with a running slope of maximum 1:10 or curb ramp; Change greater than 200 mm has been designed as a ramp
  • Edge protection:
    Minimum 50 mm high edge protection has been provided along boardwalks

Beach Access Routes - Ramps

AODA Reference 80.13 - Ramps

Guide Reference Section 2.3.3

  • Width:
    Minimum 900 mm clear has been provided
    Better Practice: Clear width of 1,100 mm - 1,200 mm has been provided
  • Running slope:
    Maximum 1:10 has been provided
    Better Practice: Running slope as level as possible has been provided
  • Surface:
    Firm and stable surface has been provided
  • Head room:
    Minimum 2,100 mm clearance has been provided
    Better Practice: Minimum 2,300 mm clearance has been provided
  • Landings:
    Located at top and bottom of a ramp, at abrupt changes in direction of the ramp, and at horizontal intervals have been provided maximum 9 m apart
  • Landing size:
    Minimum 1,670 mm x 1,670 mm landing has been provided at top, bottom and abrupt changes in direction; For inline ramp landing, minimum 1,670 mm in length and at least the same width of the ramp has been provided
    Better Practice: Minimum 1,800 mm x 1,800 mm landing has been provided; Preferred 2,400 mm x 2,400 mm landing has been provided
  • Cross slope:
    Maximum 1:50 has been provided
  • Surface openings:
    Have been designed to not allow passage of a 20 mm diameter object
    Better Practice: Have been designed to not allow passage of a 12 mm diameter object
  • Surface openings:
    Elongated openings have been oriented perpendicular to direction of travel
  • Handrails:
    Have been provided on both sides of the ramp
  • Handrails :
    Where ramp is greater than 2,200 mm in width, intermediate handrail has been provided so that there is no more than 1,650 mm between handrails
  • Handrails:
    Continuous handrails have been provided on both sides of ramp landings. Intermediate handrails are also continuous.
  • Handrails:
    Better Practice: Secondary rail has been provided at lower height
  • Handrails:
    Better Practice: Colour contrast with mounting surface or background environment has been provided
  • Walls or guards:
    Wall or guard minimum 1,070 mm high has been provided on both sides of the ramp
  • Guards:
    No element, attachment or opening located between 140 mm and 900 mm can facilitate climbing
  • Edge protection:
    Where no solid enclosure or guard is provided, minimum 50 mm high curb and/or railing/other barrier has been provided
  • Slope transition:
    Better Practice: High tonal contrast band minimum 50 mm wide has been provided across a ramp width, at the top and bottom of each ramp segment; Band has been located on the sloped surface, not on the landing
  • Curved ramps:
    Better Practice: Curved ramps have been avoided
  • Snow and ice removal:
    Better Practice: Heated ramp surface has been provided

 

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