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Readers' Letters

'Shared surface' fear for blind

PUBLISHED: 11:26 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:18 22 July 2010

THE development of new shared surface areas in towns and cities across the country is putting the lives and safety of blind and partially sighted people at risk.

THE development of new "shared surface" areas in towns and cities across the country is putting the lives and safety of blind and partially sighted people at risk. Shared surfaces are where roads and pavements are constructed at the same level and rely on negotiating priority and movement between vehicles and pedestrians through "eye contact". I am keen that readers of your newspaper speak out against this new blight on town planning. - Tom Pey, director of external affairs, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Reading.


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