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2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design Pocket Guide

503 Passenger Loading Zones

503.1 General.

Passenger loading zones shall comply with 503.

503.2 Vehicle Pull-Up Space.

Passenger loading zones shall provide a vehicular pull-up space 96 inches (2440 mm) wide minimum and 20 feet (6100 mm) long minimum. [S.H. 4.6.6]

503.3 Access Aisle.

Passenger loading zones shall provide access aisles complying with 503 adjacent to the vehicle pull-up space. Access aisles shall adjoin an accessible route and shall not overlap the vehicular way. [S.H. 4.6.6]

An access aisle at a passenger loading zone is shown to be the full length of the vehicle pull-up space and 60 inches (1525 mm) wide minimum. The aisle area is to be marked.

Figure 503.3 Passenger Loading Zone Access Aisle

503.3.1 Width.

Access aisles serving vehicle pull-up spaces shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) wide minimum.

503.3.2 Length.

Access aisles shall extend the full length of the vehicle pull-up spaces they serve.

503.3.3 Marking.

Access aisles shall be marked so as to discourage parking in them.

503.4 Floor and Ground Surfaces.

Vehicle pull-up spaces and access aisles serving them shall comply with 302. Access aisles shall be at the same level as the vehicle pull-up space they serve. Changes in level are not permitted. [S.H. 4.6.6]

EXCEPTION: Slopes not steeper than 1:48 shall be permitted.

503.5 Vertical Clearance.

Vehicle pull-up spaces, access aisles serving them, and a vehicular route from an entrance to the passenger loading zone, and from the passenger loading zone to a vehicular exit shall provide a vertical clearance of 114 inches (2895 mm) minimum.


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