Building Code of the Philippines(1)

N 523 rehabilitation centers barrier free facilities

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Unformatted text preview: change going to entry points and entrances of lobbies influenced by condition of location or use. 9.8 Parking areas shall be provided with sufficient space for the disabled persons to allow easy transfer from carpark to ingree/egress levels. 9.9 Height above the floor of switches and controls shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 2.9, Rule II. 9.10 Handrails shall be provided at both sides of ramps in accordance with Sec. 2.10 of Rule II. 9.11 Floors provided for every route of the wheelchair shall be made of non-skid material. 9.12 Water fountains shall be installed as required and as provided in Sec. 2.13 of Rule II. RULE IV - REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 1. Classification of public converances by mode of transport shall be as foolws: 1.1 Land Transportation - This shall refer to buses having a minimum seating capacity of 50 persons for regular buses and 40 persons for airconditioned buses. This shall include regular city buses, regular provincial buses, air-conditioned city buses (Love Bus and Pag-ibig Bus) and air-conditioned tourist and provicial buses. 1.2 Rail Transporation - This shall refer to the three railway systems in the country, the Philippine National Railways (PNR) operating in the island of Panay and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) operating in Metro Manila. 1.3 Water Transportation - This shall refer to domestic passenger ships, ferry boats and other passenger-carrying water transporation. 1.4 Air Transportation - This shall refer to the domestic passenger airplanes. 2. No franchise or permit to operate public transportation units shall be granted, issued or renewed unless such units are constructed or renovated in accordance with the requirements. 3. If feasible, all owners or operators of existing public transport utilities shall modify or renovate their units to accommodate disabled persons. 4. The construction or renovation of public transport utilities covered by these rules shall be subject to compliance witht he body designs and specifications as provided under existing rules and regulations. 5. Posters or stickers shall be conspicuously displayed inside the units. (see Annex C - 1 Figure 1). 6. Public transportation shall have designated seats for disabled persons. 6.1 Regular buses shall have at least five (5) designated seats for disabled persons near exit/entrance doors (see Annex C - 2 Figure 2 and 3 and Annex C - 3 Figure 4). 6.2 First class, premiere and air-conditioned buses shall have at least four (4) designated seats for disabled persons near the door. 6.3 Passenger trains shall have at least six (6) designated seats for disabled persons (see Annex C - 4 figure 7). 6.4 Passenger airplanes shall have at least two (2) designated seats for disabled persons near the front exit/entrance door (see Annex c - 4 Figure 6). 6.5 For regular city buses, other passengers may use these designated seats if not occupied and yield them to incoming disabled persons whenever the occasion arises. 6.6...
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