Do Speed Bumps Create Accessibility Issues?

Jul 16, 2019

Anonymous asks, quote:

Is the placement of speed bumps in parking lots sometimes an accessibility issue? Can they be difficult/dangerous to get over for people using walkers or other mobility aids?

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Usually, they aren’t an issue because there’s a sidewalk on either side of the road that has the speed bumps. However, when there isn’t a way around them, they are actually really steep and can cause issues for wheelchair users. Because of their size and how they are angled, it’s easy for a wheelchair user to hit the speed bump too fast and actually catch air.