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Old 12-08-22, 07:59 PM
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Nice. I see we also play skateboard on it. Ramp for biking is quite similar to a skateboard kicker ramp. Do you think like me? Give me some ideas.
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@CrankyOne did not report back what he finally did.

This is the best resource for skate ramp plans that I have found. This is pretty much all home-improvement store or lumber yard stuff here in the States.
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This company makes kits that are precut and drilled and more or less follow the above style. There are other companies like it.
https://ocramps.com/
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The finished ramp. Overall it's worked out well. Some will ride up/down, some just down. I'll ride a bakfiets down it but have only gone up once or twice. Pedals on oma/opa clear OK, pedals on bakfiets will not so they need to be about 3&6 o'clock.

It's been interesting seeing what people walking do - most use the ramp rather than the steps.

Thanks for all of the input on this!


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Originally Posted by CrankyOne
It's been interesting seeing what people walking do - most use the ramp rather than the steps.

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Thanks for the update.

It looks nice, although I'm a bit surprised that there is no divider between steps and the ramp. It could be a trip hazard.

I have a friend with about a 20 foot ramp coming up the side of her house to the entry door. It is actually rather convenient. So, I'm not surprised that many walkers will use the ramp. In fact, looking at the overall garden design, I'd have simply made the ramp twice as long and left out the steps.
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A divider would make more problems. If it's high enough to qualify as a handrail, it's gonna clip handlebars and high-side the rider. Ouch.

If it's low enough to avoid handlebars, it's just an additional tripping hazard.

In other words, a no-win situation.

But an alternative would obviously be bright yellow paint and/or an LED strip. Bright lights would probably be the best solution for approaching the steps in the dark.

Too bad we live in such a litigious society we cannot utilize simple solutions for rolling wheels. Europe has about a BILLION stair ramps for rolling bikes up and down at transit hubs and in their cities. Here, that would be quickly sued out of existence.
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So far no litigation has been reported

It's been nearly four years! But still I think my advice to get a grip is good advice
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