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Those Raised Dots On The Pavement Have A Very Useful Purpose

By Ciara1 on June 16, 2017


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So, have you ever wondered about what these are actually for?

Well, we have all the answers for you…..screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-21-10-10

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If you see a kerb like this with lots of round uplifted dots that’s red, it means it’s a crossing with lights to stop traffic for partially sighted people. It also means the kerb will slope down to road level.

Offset dots mean that there’s a train platform ahead.

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Lizette shapes mean there’s a tram platform ahead on ground level.

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Stripes across the path mean that there are steps ahead.

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And if there’s a path for pedestrians and cyclists, there will be stripes going in different directions that will tell you where to walk. 

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These patterns should be yellow, green or red so they stand out for partially sighted people. However, London council have changed a lot of these patterns to grey, to blend in with the pavements which have been causing partially sighted a lot of trouble.

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