Shared surface a shared problem?
The concept behind shared surfaces relies on negotiating priority and movement between vehicles and pedestrians through 'eye contact' - this puts blind and partially sighted people at an immediate disadvantage. A statement directed at local and central government, stating that they will only support streetscape and public space developments that meet the needs of all disabled people, has been signed by an alliance of disability organisations. Guide Dogs has developed potential design solutions that could fulfil the ideals of shared surfaces for pedestrians without putting the lives of blind and partially sighted and other disabled people in danger.
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- Publication Date: 2007-7
- Pagination: 36
- TRT Terms: Blindness; Pedestrian areas; Pedestrians; Persons with disabilities; Policy; Surfaces; Walkways
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- ITRD Terms: 2075: Blindness; 1726: Disabled person; 2720: Footway; 1733: Pedestrian; 341: Pedestrian precinct; 173: Policy; 6438: Surface; 8119: United Kingdom
- Subject Areas: Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Policy; Society; I20: Design and Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 01109325
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
- Files: ITRD
- Created Date: Aug 25 2008 8:09AM