Enter the sidewalk rise (in) and the sidewalk run (in) into the Sidewalk Slope Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Sidewalk Slope. 

Sidewalk Slope Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Sidewalk Slope. 

SWS = SRI / SRU * 100
  • Where SWS is the Sidewalk Slope (%)
  • SRI is the sidewalk rise (in) 
  • SRU is the sidewalk run (in) 

To calculate the percentage sidewalk slope, divide the sidewalk rise by the sidewalk run, then multiply by 100.

How to Calculate Sidewalk Slope?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Sidewalk Slope.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the sidewalk rise (in).
    • The sidewalk rise (in) is given as: 5.
  2. Next, determine the sidewalk run (in).
    • The sidewalk run (in) is provided as: 67.
  3. Finally, calculate the Sidewalk Slope using the equation above: 

SWS = SRI / SRU * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

SWS = 5 / 67 * 100 = 7.462 (%)

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

sidewalk rise (in) = 50

sidewalk run (in) = 185

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

SWS = SRI / SRU * 100 = ?