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Tactile paving is just a pointless nuisance unless it is installed correctly. Worse, it will confuse the people that it is supposed to help.

This is an example of how people put tactiles down without bothering to find out how it is supposed to be done.

From the sign you can see that this is supposed to be a segregated path, with the left hand side for walking and the right hand side for cycling.

How would a visually impaired person read this ? The tactiles on the right hand side are laid parallel to the direction of travel, correctly identifying it as for cycle use. But the tactiles on the left hand side are also laid parallel to the direction of travel - again saying that it is for cycling.

Where is the visually impaired pedestrian supposed to walk ? He or she will have no clue.

What is more, a seperate path, clearly intended for walking also has tactiles that say it is for cycling (picture #40589 )

Dreadful. It is like leading drivers onto a roundabout and then marking all the exits as "no exit". It wouldn't be tolerated.

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