Fraught with danger from all sides: exposed light pole mounts to snag long canes; standing water to create a slippery surface; exposed trenches in which to trip and fall.
Finally, the non-compliant devices may fail to guide those pedestrians with low vision, or who are blind, safely through this and similar work zones along High St.
As seen and photographed by your editor on High St., Columbus OH, on June 19, 2011.none
It’s our own SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Barricade!
PSS Product Manager, Mr. Jeff Tidaback, took the above picture, and others, at the Pheasant Run Mall in Nashua, NH, earlier this week.
SafetyWall makes temporary pedestrian routes accessible. Our barricade provides safe, continuous, obstacle-free guidance through or around a work zone, especially one with significant pedestrian traffic, such as a mall. Please visit our SafetyWall page for more information.
We now have 2 sets of photos of SafetyWall installations. We have this, the Nashua set, and from last week, a set of pics from the River Valley Mall in Lancaster, OH. [Lancaster is the birthplace of William Tecumseh Sherman, by the way.]
So, if you want to view all of the pics, please visit our photostream on Flickr. We just created the photostream, and welcome comments about not only the pictures, but of Flickr itself.
Last, we’re on vacation from Friday, July 1st until Tuesday, July 5th, when we’ll resume our blogging endeavors.
Have a happy, safe, grateful 4th of July.none
The situation here resembles yesterday’s, though our story today comes from Nebraska.
We repeat our comments from yesterday: we admire the American entrepeunerial spirit, and the creativity, of business owners who are trying to keep their customers.
But, imagine someone in a wheelchair trying to get over that curb and onto that ramp.
Read the entire article here.none
Pedestrians can face hazards every day on city streets, like the non-compliant work zone shown in this picture.
The requisite advance warning signs and devices are not readily apparent, but perhaps were installed out of range of the picture.
However, ADA-compliant traffic control devices, providing safe, continuous guidance around the work zone, should have been installed very close to the work zone. They are noticeably absent.
Even with workers present, a single, folding barricade won’t necessarily prevent a pedestrian from falling into that hole. Someone could really get hurt.
Let’s hope the responsible agency or contractor didn’t leave that hole open after the work crew left.none