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Curb Ramps: How You Can Help Make a Difference

The City of Seattle strives to make city programs, services, and activities equally accessible to all. Features such as curb ramps, ramps, sidewalks, detectable warnings and street crossings are components of an accessible pedestrian network.


Curb ramps are an important part of helping many people where they need to go. They make our streets and sidewalks accessible by ramping down to connect with crosswalks. Curb ramp design and construction includes a ramp with a tactile warning surface, landings, and necessary sidewalk transitions and minor utility modifications. This is especially important for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

If you are living with a disability, you can request curb ramp installation specifically where you need them by visiting the SDOT ADA Request Page.

You can even help SDOT determine where to build new curb ramps or improve existing curb ramps – by filling out a short online survey that will let us know about your specific needs. Take the survey here: SDOT Curb Ramp Survey

surveyIf you have any questions about accessibility within the Seattle public right-of-way, we encourage you contact SDOT’s ADA Coordinator, Michael Shaw. He can be reached at (206) 615-1974 or by email at