Regulations for walkway width for wheelchairs

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According to the University of California at San Francisco Disability Statistics Center, approximately 1.6 million Americans living outside of institutions are in wheelchairs. The Americans with Disabilities Act set standards for buildings to meet the need of disabled citizens, including wheelchair accessible hallways.

Minimum Width

The ADA minmum width for a single wheelchair to pass is 32 inches at a point and 36 inches for wheelchairs to pass continuously.

Comfortable Width for Two Wheelchair

According to the ADA, the minimum width for two wheelchairs to pass in a hallway is 60 inches.

Turning Space for a Wheelchair

The ADA requires 60 inches in a hallway for a wheelchair to be able to make a 180-degree turn.

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