Our survey last year showed that 97% of people with sight loss have problems with street clutter, such as shop advertising signs (A-Boards) and street cafe furniture.
A clearer high street, where obstacles like A-boards and cafe furniture are placed consistently, leaving plenty of room for pedestrians to walk past, not only makes it a safer place for those who suffer from sight loss, but also a nicer, more inviting place for all shoppers.
Negotiating the streets
The main road through my town centre has so many A-boards in it that it feels as though you are running a 3,000 metre hurdle race rather than walking through a town centre. Many people have complained to the council, and it has been in the local press. The council have said these boards are not licensed and they intend to take action.
Guide dog owner, Lancashire
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c/o London Mobility Team, 7 Manor Road, Woodford, Woodford Green, IG8 8ER
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