What are the ADA requirements for wheelchair ramps?
What are the ADA requirements for wheelchair ramps?

What is the maximum length of an ADA ramp?

30 feet
Following the ADA ramp requirements, the maximum rise for a single ramp run is 30 inches. That means that maximum length is 30 feet, so one additional platform landing is required for every additional 30 feet of ramp.

Do ADA ramps require handrails on both sides?

ADA ramps that have a rise of 6” or less may have a handrail on one side only . The top surface of the handrail must be 34″-38″ above the ramp and continuous along the full length of the ramp. If the rise is greater than 6”, then an ADA compliant handrail is required on both sides.