SafetyWall Live Pic, E 14th & Euclid, Cleveland OH, Barb Heltzel, March 11, 2014

Barb Heltzel, wife of Mike Heltzel, our Customer Service Manager, took this picture 2 days ago. The array is located at Euclid Ave. and E. 14th, in the Playhouse District, downtown Cleveland.

Here, SafetyWall protects pedestrians, especially those with limited vision or mobility issues, from walking into a temporary structure.

Mike tells us the structure is part of an outdoor chandelier being built. As Playhouse Square is a 10 minute drive from PSS Central, we’ll head down there for more pictures after they clear the roads.

Thanks, Barb and Mike!

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SW Array, Front and Broad Sts., Columbus OH, March 6, 2014

This picture contains the old vs. new, the past/present vs. future in pedestrian work zone safety. In the foreground, witness the old, the non-compliant, the unsafe way to guide pedestrians through a work zones. Yes, it’s the ubiquitous channelizer and yellow tape method.  (See MUTCD, 2009 Edition, Section 6F.74)

Then, in the background, witness the new, the future: SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Longitudinal Channelizer. SafetyWall provides safe, continuous guidance for pedestrians, especially those with limited vision or mobility issues.

Pedestrians can safely follow the array:  by sight alone, or with guidance by hand along the smooth, continuous upper surface, or by tapping a walking device against the smooth, continuous lower surface. And, SafetyWall is an interlocking device; there are no gaps that snag hands or canes, or lead pedestrians astray are. Also, with its common vertical plane, SafetyWall does not contain its own tripping hazards.

Choose the future! Visit our SafetyWall page at plasticsafety.com for more information and video. Then, contact us to schedule a demonstration, or better, to place an order.

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From the article:

“Only a few inches separates pedestrians from oncoming traffic. KGW cameras captured one person after another stepping into traffic, Many of them were nearly hit.”

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Sidewalk Construction, People Walking in the Street, greatergreaterwashington.org, Nov 20, 2013

From the article:

“Gresham counted 102 people walking on Connecticut Avenue itself, including 6 young teenagers on skate boards, 22 strollers with 1, 2, or 3 adults, 35 people carrying bags of groceries or small children, 26 elderly people, and 13 people using canes, walkers, or leg braces.”

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SW Sidewalk Closure, Shaker Green EB, 2013

Dave Cowan, our CEO/President took this photo recently, at Shaker Blvd. and Green Road, Shaker Heights, OH.

The picture shows a proper, ADA-Compliant sidewalk closure, using our SafetyWall Pedestrian Barricade.

 

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Sidewalk Construction, Asheville DPW Crew, trail marker, citizen-times.com, Nov 9, 2013

From the article: “We believe it’s a great project,” said said John Gavin, senior project manager with the city Public Works Department. “There have been several pedestrian deaths the last few years and even more injuries. We want to stop that and keep pedestrians safe.”

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Sidwalk Construction, ADA Ramps, Red Eagle Circle, Ridgeland MS, onlinemadison.com, Nov 6, 2013

From the article: “What I can say is that for this year the city will spend $1 million in street rehabilitation for FY 2014 and those repairs are factored in when we make our decision on what streets we rehabilitate.”

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Sidewalk ramps, Bluffdale UT, southvalleyjournal.com, OCt 16, 2013

From the article: “We went out and looked at the ramps that needed the most help and chose the nine worst…”

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Sidewalk Construction, Worcester, MA, telegram.com, Pic 1, Oct 6, 2013

From the article: “There is a good reason people are stepping into the streets downtown.

Two major sidewalk renovation projects are under way across the street from each other, and another in the works for next year. The main purpose of the sidewalk replacement projects is to create safe, accessible and aesthetically pleasing sidewalks.”

While we’re confident this construction project will deliver “safe, accessible…sidewalks”, the contractors should provide safe, accessible temporary pedestrian access routes (TPARs) during construction.

Pedestrians should not be exposed to live traffic, or other hazards, like the fence supports, placed perpendicular to the fence, protruding into the pathway. Nice tripping hazard those.

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SafetyWall next to Bicycle Barricade, Downtown Cleveland, Sept 19, 2013

 

A customer is testing our SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Barricade in downtown Cleveland today, very close to our corporate headquarters. They placed our barricade right next to a bicycle rack barricade, which is not an ADA-compliant device.

Want to understand the difference? Contact us about our “Building Accessible Work Zones” presentation. Lots of information, no sales pitch!

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