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2012 Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction Pocket Guide

402 Accessible Routes

402.1 General. Accessible routes shall comply with 402.

402.2 Components. Accessible routes shall consist of one or more of the following components: walking surfaces with a running slope not steeper than 1:20, doorways, ramps, curb ramps excluding the flared sides, elevators, and platform lifts. All components of an accessible route shall comply with the applicable requirements of Chapter 4 and 208.3.1.

Advisory 402.2 Components. Walking surfaces must have running slopes not steeper than 1:20, see 403.3. Other components of accessible routes, such as ramps (405) and curb ramps (406), are permitted to be more steeply sloped.

Florida requirements of s.553.5041, F.S., incorporated in section 208.3.1 for accessible routes to parking that modify requirements of Chapter 4 must be complied with. Pursuant to s.553.512, F.S., Florida requirements, except s.553.5041(5)(a) width of accessible route to parking and s.553.041(c)1 parking space and access aisle width, may be waived down to the requirements of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.


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