Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities

Thursday, April 5, 2018


The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a report that provides an overview of practices and considerations for accommodating pedestrians with vision disabilities on shared streets, which are streets in which pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicles intentionally mix together. This session will describe the specific challenges pedestrians with vision disabilities face when navigating shared streets and the strategies they employ, and discusses ideas on how accessibility for pedestrians with vision disabilities can be addressed in the planning and design process.

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Elizabeth Hilton, Geometric Design Program Manager, Office of Infrastructure, Federal Highway Administration

Scott Windley, Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board