|September 17, 2002|
I am writing to ask you to support the PROWAC report on detectable warnings and accessible pedestrian signals. These accommodations are crucial for those of us who are blind.
As a blind pedestrian I encounter questionable traffic situations on a daily basis. There are a few corners where crossing causes a great deal of uncertainty as the traffic patterns are not regular and the turn lanes are active. It makes crossing dangerous and I have stood through several cycles of a crossing to make sure I can cross with some measure of safety. It also just seems to make sense that if the ""walk" "don’t walk" information is important for a sighted person to know, that it would be even more helpful for those of us who are blind.
I appreciate your support of the committee’s report. It will go a long way to insure safer travel for those of us who are blind.
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