The Pedestrian Space

The Pedestrian Space

Please share barriers you have experienced in pedestrian areas. In addition to physical barriers and terrain type, provide information about any issues you experience with any way-finding applications while walking or rolling. Share any potential solutions you may have to remove the barrier, including what new technologies would be useful in doing so.
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The Pedestrian Space

Waiting areas along the road

Where I live in Danbury Connecticut they have signs along the busy roads saying that this is the bus stop. There's no way to safely sit out there in a wheelchair because you'd be sitting in the road. There's a curb between the sign you essentially have two stands next with sign next to a telephone pole. There should be a hut that you could get to with a wheelchair.

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Lack of sidewalks addressed by edge lane roads

Almost one million miles of local and collector roads exist in the United States which do not possess sidewalks or an equivalent pedestrian facility.
For a number of reasons including low funding priority, low traffic volumes, etc, many of these roads will not receive sidewalks for decades, if ever.
Edge lane roads, also known as advisory bike lanes or advisory shoulders, provide an on-street, preferential space for... more »

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