Crossrail paving

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4542
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I understand that there are plans for 'shared surfaces' in the area(s) outside Crossrail stations.  Concerns have been expressed to me about this because this will make the stations inaccessible for blind people as they will not be able to navigate safely to the station. Can you please explain what planning approach you are taking to provide safe and accessible access for blind people to get to the station?    

Answer

Answer for Crossrail paving

Answer for Crossrail paving

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Designs for urban realm outside Crossrail stations conform to best practice in terms of defining the area for pedestrians with sight impairments and designs have gone through an independent review process, including input from an expert on disability issues and Access Officers at relevant local authorities.

TfL is also committed to providing staff at Crossrail stations from first to last train to assist passengers during their journey.