Sidewalk & Curb Ramp Products
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What are the main types of curb ramps?
Intersections are rarely uniform in size or shape and are a staple of detectable warnings. They provide a detectable warning at all corners of an intersection of roads, usually at the base of a ramp leading onto the street, providing safety for visually impaired pedestrians.
Midblock is a general term describing the transition from a safe walking area onto a vehicular path, located midway on a path. These are unique to each location and are generally found near parks or large public attractions. For pedestrians, these are especially important, as they usually are located at seemingly impromptu spots along a safe walking path.
Islands / Medians
Located midway between the two sides of a large intersection, islands provide a refuge on large thoroughfares for pedestrians to wait for the next crossing signal. These are very important on busy roads, allowing pedestrians and individuals with mobility devices a safe haven from heavy traffic.
Flush transitions are an overarching category of detectable warnings that denote a transition between two areas of the same elevation. Normally, curb ramp detectable warnings are between two different elevations (e.g. from sidewalk to street), but often the difference between a safe walking area and a dangerous vehicular path does not change in elevation.