|Fig 30 (d) Alternate Stall Elevation|
When discussing the "alternate" stall in a toilet room with six or more stalls, do we follow the plan Fig. 30 (b)? Or do we just follow the figure they refer to on the verbiage Fig. 30 (d)?
Section 4.22 Toilet rooms, tells us that if we have six or more stalls, then in addition to the accessible stall "....at least one stall 36" wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig. 30(d) and 4.26 shall be provided...."
This is the stall that is required for people with mobility impairments not in a wheelchair (walkers, canes, braces, etc.). They assume that if you have more than six stalls then the likelyhood of you having a patron with this disability is higher.
What the Standards are referring is only the elevation (Fig. 30d). So the plan view shown on Fig. 30(b), although similar to the description, does not apply. Therefore the depth and width of doors is not specified for this type stall.
Fig. 30(b) Plan of an alternate stall (but not for the mobility impaired)
Fig. 30 (d) Elevation of alternate stall mentioned in section 4.22
|Inspector's corner: Flares on Curb Ramps|
Curb ramps that don't cross an accessible route do not have to have flared sides. The ramp shown on this photograph has flared sides that are not really required. They could have just built a returned curb ramp per Fig. 12(b) because the accessible route is parallel to the ramp, and there is no accessible route perpendicular to the ramp.
This is the picture of the curb ramp with flared sides that are not located perpendicular to the path of travel.
This is Fig. 12b that shows a "returned" curb ramp (no flares)