The Pedestrian Space

Those yellow plastic ramps between sidewalk and street level

I witnessed a near fatality as a women being assisted with a care provider attempted to use this supposed accessibility accommodation. The plastic ramps has quarter sized raised portions which caught the wheel of a manual wheelchair. The women would have been thrown into traffic if not for the presence of the care giver who fought to keep the chair upright. Chevrons or wavy lines would not have this effect.


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Idea No. 161