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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Accessible Shared Streets: Federal Guide for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a guide on access to shared streets for people with vision impairments. The 40-page publication, Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities, provides guidance and best practices for designing shared streets based on lessons learned from existing projects and input from FHWA Division Offices, the Access Board, state departments of transportation, and the National Association of City Transportation Officials. It also covers guiding design principles as part of a "design toolbox" for shared streets, applicable accessibility mandates, environmental challenges to pedestrians with vision impairments, and detectable warnings and other access features.

For further information, and the Accessible Shared Streets guide, visit FHWA's website.

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