Accessible Patios

Last modified on September 22, 2021

This design guide from DesignABLE Environments focuses on how to make restaurant and bar patios accessible to everyone, including people traveling past them on the sidewalks or street.

This guide covers seven topics:

  1. General Design Requirements
  2. Path of Travel Design Requirements
  3. Seating Area Design Requirements
  4. Service Counter Design Requirements
  5. Sample Patio Layouts
  6. Additional Accessibility Considerations
  7. Reference Materials

This guide will be useful when having discussions with businesses and city planners.

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