One of the places I frequent recently had the curb and sidewalk rebuilt by the city. Previously, there was a roughly continuous transition from the street to the rest of the private drive next to the building.
After the rebuild, the sidewalk was leveled out which created two sloped areas coming from the street. The problem with this new design is that even at reasonable speeds, vehicles are somewhat bottomed out from the up-down-up motion created by the two slopes.
If it matters, this is a transition point from a public street and sidewalk onto private property for a non-residential building.
This is what the entryway looks like now:
What it used to look like:
Please note, I have exaggerated the slopes in the illustrations in order to clarify what I'm asking about.
Is there a common term used in roadway design that describes the double slope? I would like to be able to research the term to see if there was any code violation. At a minimum, I'd like to use the correct terminology when I ask the city about rectifying the problem.