[NFBWATLK] Link to Guide: FHWA Issues Guide on Accessible Shared Streets, Federal Highway Administration, October 2017
Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Mon Dec 4 22:08:07 UTC 2017
FHWA Issues Guide on Accessible Shared Streets
Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a guide [link] 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, visit FHWA's website [link] or contact Dan Goodman at (202) 366-9064.
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