Monday, February 2, 2015

Sea of Change Film - Walking Into Trouble: Shared Streets Design concept as implemented in England

Over the past several months RantWoman has received inquiries about blind people and a street design apparently becoming popular at least among traffic planners in Europe called "Shared Streets."

The positive spin on shared streets is about removing curbs and fixed crossing areas.

The brutal reality: the design's origianl creator from HOlland intended the design be used only on low-speed, low-traffic areas and all over Britain it is being implemented where there are both  high speeds and heavy traffic. The results for blind people are HUGE loss of independent mobility.

RantWoman has heard mention of possible projects based on this design in Redmond, Bremerton, and Olympia.

RantWoman is grateful a link for this video showed up in her Tweet stream. It is pretty damning!

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