The Pedestrian Space

Pedestrian Barriers

Last Edited by K. Wiley

Pedestrian Barriers for people with mobility impairments include:

-Narrow paths of travel

-Uneven terrain

-Curb ramps that are too high, are missing the curb cut, or they are only on one side of the street

-Sidewalks obstructed by public amenities and utilities

-Poorly maintained pavement.


Examine effective practices from the Walk-able Communities Initiative, for example, see:,

the Healthy Communities Initiative from 2010, work by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (, and tools such as The Walk-ability Assessment Tool --


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