Shared space roads, where cars, cyclists and pedestrians are expected to mix, have received criticism for being unsafe for the visually impaired. Will this textured surface on London’s first shared space road help? More on This Big City.
Well I think this will go down swell!!!
There are more of these shared space roads (in small portions) e.g Peckham High Street and on Walworth Road which were once known for the speedy traffic, but now crossing in these areas has become a lot easier. As they are being rolled out across London in small doses, more users (peds, cycl, drivers), especially drivers will get used to it, so I’m confident that it can work on a larger scale…although I still think there will be issues for disabled users- I wonder if there are any promotional / training support for the visually impaired using these new street designs?
Look forward to the update.