Nigel Stevens, CEO of Transdev (who own and operate Luas)
Make Luas Cross City Pedestrian Crossings Fully Accessible for Blind & Visually Impaired People
To ensure as part of Luas Cross City works, that tactile paving installed at pedestrian crossing goes fully from the kerb to the building/shore line. Please ensure in O'Connell Street for example that the stainless steel tactile studs are replaced with the standard rubber raised bump tactile paving as the stainless steel one's are a slip hazard when it rains and there is frost.
Why is this important?
People who are blind or visually impaired use tactile paving running the width of the footpath from kerb to building/shore line to locate pedestrian crossings.
Although traffic light have audio locator beacons, on a noisy street like O'Connell Street, they can be difficult & sometimes impossible to hear.
How it will be delivered
I will email the signatures to Luas Cross City in Dawson Street.