‘Responsive street furniture’ in cities could boost accessibility – Yahoo News Canada

…what if the city itself could adapt to the individual needs of the people on the street? Imagine street lights that get brighter as a visually impaired pedestrian approaches, signs that can announce their location out loud, a street crossing that gives extra time to an elderly person, or benches that fold down for someone who needs a place to rest. That’s the vision of Ross Atkin, a British designer and engineer who has created what he calls “responsive street furniture.” The urban fixtures connect to a

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