If you are a resident and use a wheelchair, walker, or scooter, you can request a curb ramp in your neighborhood by calling 311 or writing to:
Kevin W. Jensen
DPW ADA/Disability Access Coordinator
30 Van Ness, Suite 5100
San Francisco, CA 94102
Note: Curb ramp requests are subjected to further review prior to construction.
For individuals with mobility issues to travel independently, curb ramps are essential in providing an accessible path of travel onto and off of public sidewalks to public facilities, accommodations, transportation, shopping districts, health care facilities, etc. DPW, through its Curb Ramp Program, is committed to providing equal access to all City residents.
The Access Compliance Section of the Office of the State Architect and State Department of Rehabilitation developed Title 24 Part II which is a building code specifying the requirements for making, among other things, sidewalks and intersections accessible. All City departments and private contractors doing work adjacent to angular curb returns are required to construct curb ramps according to DPW standards and construction specifications which incorporate both federal and state disability construction codes.
The objective of the Curb Ramp Program is to provide accessible path of travel for all public sidewalks throughout San Francisco through the installation of curb ramps. DPW provides the engineering to design the curb ramps. Curb ramp requests and projects come from DPW's paving projects, DPT, MUNI, Mayor's Office on Disability, SFUSD (School District) and the Recreation and Park Department. For more information on the American with Disabilites Act (ADA) and or to report a greivance, please click here and access the web site of the Mayor's Office on Disability.
DPW receives limited funds from Prop K through the San Francisco Transportation Authority, Mayor's Office on Disability and other agencies.