Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby missarchi » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:21 am

Do any of the councils/the board impose conditions of bicycle ramps in stairs cases?
Or have they ever? Are there any in Ireland? Be great to be in the building regs for medium to large floor plates...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbondsv/2840514069/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/docpopular/1394203524/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/reinvented/2593188664/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomactsofknitting/3510932531/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamara7/2807240600/
for the wheelchair hoon's...
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Re: Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby henno » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:05 pm

missarchi wrote:Do any of the councils/the board impose conditions of bicycle ramps in stairs cases?
Or have they ever? Are there any in Ireland? Be great to be in the building regs for medium to large floor plates...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbondsv/2840514069/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/docpopular/1394203524/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/reinvented/2593188664/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomactsofknitting/3510932531/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamara7/2807240600/
for the wheelchair hoon's...
Image


what are you talking about???

disabled access is covered under TGD Part M....
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Re: Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:11 pm

she's talking about stairs with small ramps alongside for able bodied people to wheel their bikes in and out of buildings / places

so it's not disabled access
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Re: Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby henno » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:53 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:she's talking about stairs with small ramps alongside for able bodied people to wheel their bikes in and out of buildings / places

so it's not disabled access


thank you, that clears it up....

how could someone imagine a wheelchair using this??
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Re: Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:34 pm

xtreme wheelchairists?
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Re: Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby Bren88 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:45 pm

While they may appear to be a good idea at first, especially to bicycle users.
They, however, pose a potential safety risk in public buildings. One that would contravene part M and part K imo.
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Re: Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby missarchi » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:55 am

Bren88 wrote:While they may appear to be a good idea at first, especially to bicycle users.
They, however, pose a potential safety risk in public buildings. One that would contravene part M and part K imo.


If the danes, japanese and americians can do it why can't the Irish at least "review it"

I think you will find and escalator will pose a safety risk... to many steps if it stops...
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Re: Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby shweeney » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:57 pm

Grand Canal Dock Dart station has a bicycle ramp - its a metal gully that run along the bottom of the handrail - not quite as swish as the picture above, but presumably works as the bike rack is at the top of the stairs.
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Re: Bicycle ramps in stairs? Planning regs & building

Postby layo » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:36 pm

Those ramps are also meant to be used for people wheeling prams/buggies down the stairs. They're used a lot in Germany at train stations etc...
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