Aberdeen Councillors don sight-loss simulation specs to walk controversial Broad Street ‘shared space’

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9 May 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Aberdeen councillors will walk along the city’s Broad Street today [9 May 2019] wearing spectacles that simulate different sight loss conditions. The organisers of today’s event, the charities RNIB Scotland and Guide Dogs Scotland, want to give councillors from all parties a chance to experience getting out and about with a visual impairment. They say the controversial ‘shared space’ design

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LocalGov: Lord warns ‘deadly’ street design is increasing vehicle speeds

21 February 2019
Source: LocalGov

The average speed of vehicles using a shared space in London has increased by 5mph over the past six years, new figures have revealed. The statistics show that the average speed of vehicles using Exhibition Road is now 27mph, up from 22mph in 2013. Lord Holmes, who published Accidents by Design in 2015, is calling on the Government to investigate

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Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) views on the shared space initiative and recommendations to DfT.

12 July 2018
Source: Department for Transport: Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

Document contains: the background to the ‘shared space’ scheme DPTAC’s views on the various documents available recommendations to DfT for future practice Background 1) As we will all be acutely aware, Shared Space is a subject that evokes strong opinions and emotions in the wider disabled community, as evidenced by the number and content of responses to the recent AAP

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Lancashire Evening Post: Preston’s controversial Fishergate shared space a no go area for the blind.

12 July 2018
Source: Lancashire Evening Post

Preston’s controversial Fishergate shared space scheme could be facing further problems, with calls for an audit over its accessibility for elderly and disabled people. A committee for the Department for Transport has published a report calling for urgent action over shared space schemes such as Fishergate, saying they saying they are not suitable for disabled people, particularly the blind. Read

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Sight loss charity RNIB welcomes Highland Council’s second thoughts on ‘shared spaces’

12 December 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Sight loss charity RNIB Scotland has welcomed a decision by Highland Council to reconsider moves to make Castle Wynd in Inverness a ‘shared space’. Under the original plans, the area would have been levelled with pedestrians and drivers all using the same thoroughfare. However, RNIB Scotland, along with a number of other national and local disability groups, said this would

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