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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Guide Dogs: Open letter on shared surfaces

4 August 2017
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs has launched a campaign on the dangers shared surfaces streets pose to people with sight loss and other disabilities. They have recently published an open letter to government from Guide Dog owner Eric Sayce, about the impact of these road designs in his local area.   Your signature on the letter could make all the difference.  Guide Dog

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Guide Dogs: Scared Space Report

4 August 2017
Source: Guide Dogs

This report examines the results of a survey conducted by Guide Dogs into the experiences of all road users on shared surface versus traditional streets. The report reveals worrying statistics about the accessibility and usability of shared surface streets for all road users, but particularly those with a disability. Safety emerges as a key issue with 76% of respondents reporting

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