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Yellow bumpy corner inclines

Original post made by Bob, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Aug 5, 2009

Someone must have a good answer for this....

All over the city corners are being constructed with the yellow bumpy inclines for wheelchair access. The corners already had the sloped entrances, what is the benefit of the yellow bumpy slopes?

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm


One of Obama's 'shovel ready' projects.

unclehomerr..


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 5, 2009 at 11:27 pm

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unclehomerr,

You never fail to write something that makes me chuckle. Thanks. (and no, I'm not being sarcastic.)


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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 5, 2009 at 11:35 pm


It's a gift, Stacey..

unk..


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 5:38 am

The yellow bumpy slopes at corner crossings assist those half wits (Unclehomerr..). He pushes a button to activate the bubble wrap effect and entertains himself for hours prior to crossing the street.


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Posted by Julie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 8:27 am

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Actually, these "truncated domes" are a result of the "Americans With Disabilities Act" signed by George H.W. - nothing to do with Obama.

Here is an article about them from April. Don't freak out - the website has the word "democrat" in it, but it is simply a fact based article:

Web Link

I went looking because I was curious about them too. Almost seems ironic - they are there to help the blind and yet they may complicate things for the elderly and/or wheel chair bound!


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:01 am

These "bumps" are federally mandated. This is nothing to do with city Council. From a good source, it was not required to put down the load yellow bumps, just a contrasting color. Livermore choice was a contrasting darker gray.


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Posted by Duh!
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I wondered who great idea these were, the federal government who wants to take over our entire Health Care! I assist my elderly mother who uses a walker with wheels on the front and these bumps make it very difficult for her. She has to navigate around these areas or essentially carry her walker over them making it unsafe for her. She is supposed to use the walker to support herself and prevent falling, not carry it over something that can make her trip!


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Posted by good point
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Posted by Duh!, a resident of Livermore, 57 minutes ago

I wondered who great idea these were, the federal government who wants to take over our entire Health Care! I assist my elderly mother who uses a walker with wheels on the front and these bumps make it very difficult for her. She has to navigate around these areas or essentially carry her walker over them making it unsafe for her. She is supposed to use the walker to support herself and prevent falling, not carry it over something that can make her trip!




GOOD Point!


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Posted by Frances
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 7, 2009 at 6:28 am

Why does a simple question like this have to turn into something political?
Good grief, the answer could have just been posted by those that know and left at that.


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Posted by 2ME4U
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Funny that Obama had nothing to do with it but you found a chance to take a swipe at him. Well done. It's to help sight impared people that aren't as perfect as the rest of you. I know most don't need it so why do it right? Must be Obama scamming the hard working able bodied people out there and giving tax money to those street workers that are soooo lazy.


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