PROVISIONS FOR ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED PEDESTRIANS, VOLUME 3: THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF COUNTERMEASURES

Several Laboratory studies are described: firstly, an evaluation of various curb ramps; secondly, tactile surfaces for environmental cueing for the visually impaired; and thirdly, a compilation of the dimensions of wheelchairs currently available. Modifications aimed at eliminating certain environmental barriers were constructed in five cities and evaluated. These countermeasures include curb ramps, widened sidewalks, refuge islands, crosswalk markings, and a vehicle turn prohibition. (FHWA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volume 2 is HS-031 008.
  • 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: 325 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-79- 3 Final Rpt., HS-031 009, FCP 31E1-032
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8504
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1982 12:00AM