The City of Portland is committed to providing accessible rights-of-way for all. Curb ramps are a critical element in allowing people with disabilities to have full and complete access to the public right of way.
Without ADA compliant curb ramps, people with disabilities may be unable to safely navigate the public right of way. Title II of the ADA requires an accessible public right of way including access to city and government facilities and programs, public transportation, places of employment, schools, medical facilities, and places of commerce.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the City of Portland’s long term transportation development plans prioritize and require public entities responsible for the public right of way to make pedestrian crossings accessible to people with disabilities and to provide accessible curb ramps.
To help supplement this work, the ADA Curb Ramp Request Program will build and improve curb ramps as requested by people with disabilities for routes to important destinations not already included in other City of Portland annual install or paving lists.
ADA Curb Ramp Request Submission Overview
A person with a disability may request a curb ramp at their residence, at a City facility, at a transportation service, or at their places of work. The person who places the request for curb ramp installation or repair must indicate the streets that intersect, the direction they are in if possible (north, south, east, or west), or a nearby address.
PBOT staff accepts and evaluates requests from citizens throughout the year. Requests are received by phone or online. You may use the Curb Ramp Request Form below. If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator at (503) 823-4414 (TTY 503-823-6868) or by sending an email here.
PBOT ADA Coordinator