Matt Gallagher has slammed the Council for failing to protect visually impaired pedestrians. Last Autumn Matt raised concerns about the tactile paving which helps visually impaired pedestrians to safely cross Keppel Road. The paving had been laid in such a way as to direct pedestrians into the middle of the busy junction with Brantingham Road (see top picture). Last October the Council admitted the paving had been incorrectly laid over six years before and promised to rectify the problem within 30 days. Six Months on the Council had still not fixed the problem. Thankfully after Matt and I raised this issue again a few weeks ago it has now been rectified (see bottom picture).
Matt said: “I was very concerned that someone who is visually impaired could suffer serious injury if they believed this paving was helping them to safely cross to the other side of the road. As it was they could find themselves in the middle of a very busy junction.”