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Edinburgh crossing designed for blind people branded ‘confusing’ and a ‘big muddle’ – Edinburgh Live

Wednesday, 12 October, 2022

Edinburgh crossing designed for blind people branded ‘confusing’ and a ‘big muddle’ – Edinburgh Live

A pedestrian crossing on Edinburgh Elm Row has been branded 'confusing' by a campaigner for road safety.

Although the crossing was designed with tactile pavements to aid people with visual impairments across the road, a local expert believes the “over engineered” and “costly” design has made it a dangerous and confusing crossing for those with visual impairments.

The criticism has come from a local freelance transportation consultant and the convener of Edinburgh’s Living Streets group. David Hunter criticised the East side of Edinburgh’s newly redesigned Elm Row crossing.

Read more at: https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/edinburgh-crossing-designed-blind-people-25235007

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