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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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ADA Page

Frequently Asked Questions with Answers (FAQs) regarding ADA curb ramp scoping, design and construction criteria, along with helpful resources and presentations are provided here.  The site is updated monthly.



ADA Compliant Curb Ramp Design and Construction Criteria and Forms

City Engineer Directives

Letter of Intent - Coordinated Designs on ODOT/PBOT Streets

Curb Ramp Scoping

The ADA requires that when a project constructs a new pedestrian facility (e.g. a new sidewalk or ped-push button), resurfaces a portion of the street, or performs other alterations, the project must provide ADA Compliant curb ramps along the route as part of the project. 

ADA Curb Ramps Frequently Asked Questions with Answers

What is CREEC and what is the CREEC Squad?

  • CREEC stands for the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center.  The City worked with CREEC and Linda Dardarian (Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho) to obtain a Settlement Agreement for constructing or remediating 1500 curb ramps per year over the next twelve years (2019-2030), along with other ADA efforts, to make Portland a most accessible City.  The CREEC Squad is the group within PBOT that verifies that each ramp constructed or remediated meets requirements.

My project was scoped and funded years ago and did not include ADA Curb Ramp upgrades.  Are there opportunities for additional funding and design support?

  • The ADA requires that curb ramps be constructed and upgraded as part of the public improvement project (or paving effort).  For older projects that were not scoped to meet ADA requirements, the CREEC Squad is available to provide guidance to ensure that the project is ADA compliant to the maximum extent feasible within the scope of the project and, in some cases, may be able to provide additional funding for adding more ADA ramps to the project.   For more information contact the PBOT ADA CREEC Program at:

How may I request the CREEC Squad to design a curb ramp, provide a curb ramp assessment for project scoping, and/or a CREEC ADA curb ramp inspection for a City project? 

  • Tag, complete and submit the form for the type of request. Expect a follow-up response within 5 business days from the CREEC Program Specialist.
Scoping Request Inspection Request Design Request
  • How may a person request a curb ramp?
  • Go to the City’s main webpage and tag the I Want To Request An ADA Curb Ramp Link at .   This will take you to the RBR (Ramps By Request) webpage which provides an overview of the program, prioritization criteria and the ADA Curb Ramp Request Form. 

Whom may I contact for more information and assistance?

Contact an ADA Technical Advisors for assistance.

            Attend an ADA Curb Ramp workshop offered by our ADA Technical Advisors.  They will help you to answer tricky design and scoping issues, obtain variances, and answer your ADA questions.

Date Place Time
December 5, 2019 Congress Center, Room 513 10:00 am to 11:30 am

FAQ -- Guidance Documents

FAQ -- Log (Provides running log of questions asked to date with responses- updated monthly)

Other References