Cllr Caldwell calls for accessibility improvements

30 Mar 2023
Man crossing a cycle lane with blind glasses on

Today Councillor Jack Caldwell accomponied local volunteers along with the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) along Leith Walk to demonstrate the barriers that people with sight loss can experience navigating streets including inconsistent tactile paving to street clutter and unsafe continuous footways.

Councillor Caldwell said "I've flagged a few pedestrian crossing snagging issues this afternoon with the Council's Roads teams and will continue liaising with Trams to Newhaven regarding requested longterm design adjustments such as tactile pavements on pedestrian crossings. I’ve been convinced of the need for more imrpovements by some of the scary experiences today. We need to work constructively in partnership to get that done.”

Read the full interview with the people most affected and Councillor Caldwell on EdinburghLive.

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