PROVISIONS FOR ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED PEDESTRIANS, VOLUME 2: HAZARDS, BARRIERS, PROBLEMS, AND THE LAW

Ten categories of handicapped pedestrians are identified. Four of these categories report 71 percent of vehicular and non-vehicular accidents involving the target group; and 82 percent of the accidents occurred on walks/corridors, at street crossings, at curbs and curb ramps, and on stairs. A survey was conducted in 5 cities to determine the problems experienced by elderly and handicapped pedestrians. A typology of barriers and problems has been generated. A review of Federal, State and Local legislation treating accessibility is set out. (FHWA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volume 3 is HS-031 009.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Experiment

    Georgia Experiment Station
    Experiment, GA  USA 

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Templer, J A
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 209 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79- 2, HS-031 008, FCP 31E1-032
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8504
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1982 12:00AM