PROVISIONS FOR ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED PEDESTRIANS: VOLUME 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Investigations were carried out in order to isolate the problems and hazards experienced by elderly and handicapped pedestrians, the results expressed in typological form, were prioritized; and some of the high priority environmental problems became the focus for later stages of the research. Curb ramp criteria and tactile surface materials were evalauted and the results incorporated into countermeasures which were field tested. The priority accessible network as a conceptual approach to barrier free urban areas has been developed; and a methodology for establishing the network is described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Experiment

    Georgia Experiment Station
    Experiment, GA  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Templer, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79- 1 Final Rpt., FCP 31E1-032
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8504
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM