Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The blind pedestrian skills test

In a world of tactile paving and audible crossing signals, blind pedestrians can easily become complacent. Luckily they have the London Borough of Waltham Forest ("positive about disabled people") to look after their interests. This street furniture on Walthamstow Avenue has been specially sited to give blind pedestrians the opportunity to brush up on their walking competence and white stick skills. In the distance a plastic traffic cone has been placed on the pavement to provide that final element of surprise.