Question 1: Has your authority stopped the development of any shared space schemes, or stopped the removal of standard height kerbs and controlled pedestrian crossings in any public realm schemes you have implemented or planning to implement since the report was published in April 2017? If yes, can you provide details please.
Devon County Council is developing a maintenance scheme for West Street and Market Street Tavistock. The Town Council and Townscape Heritage Initiative have asked for a shared space to be developed and we have declined that option because of issues with visually impaired people. We are looking to implement the scheme during the coming financial year.
Question 2: Has your authority implemented any shared space road / public realm schemes, involving the removal of standard height kerbs or controlled pedestrian crossings, since April 2017? If yes, can you please provide details.
Question 3: Have you undertaken a review / accessibility audit of any existing shared space schemes, since April 2017? If yes can you provide details please. Did you include disabled people in this review? If yes please provide details.
North Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee have requested a report on “Hazards for partially sighted pedestrians in Barnstaple Town Centre”. The outcome of a walking tour with a representative from the RNIB will have been reported to the meeting on 17 April and the report is available online:
Question 4: Have you undertaken any modifications of shared space schemes to improve pedestrian accessibility since April 2017? If yes can you provide details please. Did you include disabled people in deciding what changes were made to the schemes. If yes please provide details.
Question 5: Is your authority planning any shared space schemes or public realm developments that will take see kerbs lowered or removed, and controlled and zebra crossings removed from the public highway?