Update on Guide Dogs campaign against shared spaces

April 29, 2010

The charity Guide Dogs has been given permission to proceed with a judicial review over the development at Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, which will feature a shared surface scheme, and is now awaiting a court date. In support of its campaign, Guide Dogs has also released research into the impact of shared surface streets on blind and visually impaired people. According to the survey of over 500 blind and partially sighted people, it was revealed that nine-out-of-ten participants interviewed said that they had concerns about using shared surface streets, with six-out-of-ten avoiding these streets or very reluctant to use them.