This 1990 image depicted a man who was using walker while traversing a public sidewalk. The path was 'smooth', but not slick, which is especially important in the case of those using such walkways, who are mobility-impaired with gait abnormalities. People who walk with the assistance of mobility aids such as canes, crutches, leg braces, and walkers must be considered in the design of public spaces, which also makes it safer for everyone else as well.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design
November 3, 2012
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