Dave Cowan, our CEO/President took this photo recently, at Shaker Blvd. and Green Road, Shaker Heights, OH.
The picture shows a proper, ADA-Compliant sidewalk closure, using our SafetyWall Pedestrian Barricade.
From the article: ”There is a good reason people are stepping into the streets downtown.
Two major sidewalk renovation projects are under way across the street from each other, and another in the works for next year. The main purpose of the sidewalk replacement projects is to create safe, accessible and aesthetically pleasing sidewalks.”
While we’re confident this construction project will deliver “safe, accessible…sidewalks”, the contractors should provide safe, accessible temporary pedestrian access routes (TPARs) during construction.
Pedestrians should not be exposed to live traffic, or other hazards, like the fence supports, placed perpendicular to the fence, protruding into the pathway. Nice tripping hazard those.none
A customer is testing our SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Barricade in downtown Cleveland today, very close to our corporate headquarters. They placed our barricade right next to a bicycle rack barricade, which is not an ADA-compliant device.
Want to understand the difference? Contact us about our “Building Accessible Work Zones” presentation. Lots of information, no sales pitch!none
From the article:
“After the crash, the hospital made some changes to the area, including additional signage, to increase safety. Now, there are two new signs on both sides of the construction site.
Signs in the area indicate that the sidewalk is closed, and a detour arrow points to the other side of the street, where there is a sidewalk.
The sidewalk leading up to the construction is now blocked by pylons and yellow tape.
But some said they feel more needs to be done.”none