TEXAS ADA CODES - Handicap Accessible
4.6 Parking and Passenger Loading Zones.
4.6.1 Minimum Number: Parking spaces required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.6.2 through 4.6.5.
Passenger loading zones required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.6.5 and 4.6.6.
4.6.2 Location: Accessible parking spaces serving a particular building shall be located on the shortest accessible route of travel from
adjacent parking to an accessible entrance. In parking facilities that do not serve a particular building, accessible parking shall be
located on the shortest accessible route of travel to an accessible pedestrian entrance of the parking facility. In buildings with multiple
accessible entrances with adjacent parking, accessible parking spaces shall be dispersed and located closest to the accessible
4.6.3* Parking Spaces: Accessible parking spaces shall be at least 96 in (2440 mm) wide. Parking access aisles shall be part of an
accessible route to the building or facility entrance and shall comply with 4.3. Two accessible parking spaces may share a common
access aisle (see Fig. 9). Parked vehicle overhangs shall not reduce the clear width of an accessible route. Parking spaces and access
aisles shall be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions.
4.6.4* Signage: Accessible parking spaces shall be designated as reserved by a sign showing the symbol of
accessibility (see 4.30.7). Spaces complying with 4.1.2(5)(b) shall have an additional sign "Van-Accessible"
mounted below the symbol of accessibility. Such signs shall be located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space.
4.6.5* Vertical Clearance: Provide minimum vertical clearance of 114 in (2895 mm) at accessible passenger
loading zones and along at least one vehicle access route to such areas from site entrance(s) and exit(s). At
parking spaces complying with 4.1.2(5)(b), provide minimum vertical clearance of 98 in (2490 mm) at the parking
space and along at least one vehicle access route to such spaces from site entrance(s) and exit(s).
4.6.6 Passenger Loading Zones: Passenger loading zones shall provide an access aisle at least 60 in (1525 mm) wide and 20 ft
(240 in)(6100 mm) long adjacent and parallel to the vehicle pull-up space (see Fig. 10). If there are curbs between the access aisle
and the vehicle pull-up space, then a curb ramp complying with 4.7 shall be provided. Vehicle standing spaces and access aisles shall
be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions.
4.1.2 Accessible Sites and Exterior Facilities: New Construction. An accessible site shall meet the following minimum requirements:
(1) At least one accessible route complying with 4.3 shall be provided within the boundary of the site from public transportation stops,
accessible parking spaces, passenger loading zones if provided, and public streets or sidewalks, to an accessible building entrance.
(2) At least one accessible route complying with 4.3 shall connect accessible buildings, accessible facilities,
accessible elements, and accessible spaces that are on the same site.
(3) All objects that protrude from surfaces or posts into circulation paths shall comply with 4.4.
(4) Ground surfaces along accessible routes and in accessible spaces shall comply with 4.5.
(5) (a) If parking spaces are provided for self-parking by employees or visitors, or both, then accessible spaces
complying with 4.6 shall be provided in each such parking area in conformance with the table below. Spaces
required by the table need not be provided in the particular lot. They may be provided in a different location if
equivalent or greater accessibility, in terms of distance from an accessible entrance, cost and convenience is
Total Parking in Lot Required Minimum Number of
1 to 25 1
26 to 50 2
51 to 75 3
76 to 100 4
101 to 150 5
151 to 200 6
201 to 300 7
301 to 400 8
401 to 500 9
501 to 1000 2 percent of total
1001 and over 20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1000
Except as provided in (b), access aisles adjacent to accessible spaces shall be 60 in (1525 mm) wide minimum.
(b) One in every eight accessible spaces, but not less than one, shall be served by an access aisle 96 in (2440
mm) wide minimum and shall be designated "van accessible" as required by 4.6.4. The vertical clearance at such
spaces shall comply with 4.6.5. All such spaces may be grouped on one level of a parking structure.
EXCEPTION: Provision of all required parking spaces in conformance with "Universal Parking Design" (see
appendix A4.6.3) is permitted.
(c) If passenger loading zones are provided, then at least one passenger loading zone shall comply with 4.6.6.
(d) At facilities providing medical care and other services for persons with mobility impairments, parking spaces
complying with 4.6 shall be provided in accordance with 4.1.2(5)(a) except as follows:
(i) Outpatient units and facilities: 10 percent of the total number of parking spaces provided serving each such
outpatient unit or facility;
(ii) Units and facilities that specialize in treatment or services for persons with mobility impairments: 20 percent of
the total number of parking spaces provided serving each such unit or facility.
(e)* Valet parking: Valet parking facilities shall provide a passenger loading zone complying with 4.6.6 located on
an accessible route to the entrance of the facility. Paragraphs 5(a), 5(b), and 5(d) of this section do not apply to
valet parking facilities.
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