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Posted 11/21/16 , edited 11/21/16
Do you know the purpose of the bumps at the end of a sidewalk are for, you know where the sidewalk ends right before the road begins?

Here's a pic for what I'm talking about


I have a pretty good guess as for why but I wonder what others think the purpose for those things are. Also does anyone know the name for those things?
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They removed the things that make you spin because it was a public safety hazard, but left the stoppers.
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I'm pretty sure those are there to annoy cyclists and wheelchair riders. They're called the Adududagah.
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They are for people who are visually impaired as a warning for an upcoming street or other kinds of street hazardous.

I don't see them much in the states (at least not where I live) but they're everywhere in Japan. But they're usually a bright yellow color.
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Dogempire wrote:



They removed the things that make you spin because it was a public safety hazard, but left the stoppers.


Brilliant
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zangeif123 wrote:

They are for people who are visually impaired was warning for an upcoming street or other kinds of street hazardous.

I don't see them much in the states but they're everywhere in Japan. But they usually a bright yellow color.


I thought that was the case.
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Posted 11/21/16 , edited 11/21/16

zangeif123 wrote:

They are for people who are visually impaired as a warning for an upcoming street or other kinds of street hazardous.

I don't see them much in the states (at least not where I live) but they're everywhere in Japan. But they're usually a bright yellow color.


Yes, they're tactile warnings. We have them everywhere in the UK and they're the same yellow colour.
Posted 11/21/16 , edited 11/21/16
The builders were playing dominoes.
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i never seen those before
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I've never seen one.
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Posted 11/21/16 , edited 11/22/16
I've seen them used on inclines, like when you walk down the slope at the end of a sidewalk.
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Posted 11/21/16 , edited 11/22/16
They're called ADA pads, apparently, and cost about $200, though some are available for around $50.

https://www.grainger.com/category/ada-pads/traffic-safety/safety/ecatalog/N-io7
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zangeif123 wrote:

They are for people who are visually impaired as a warning for an upcoming street or other kinds of street hazardous.

I don't see them much in the states (at least not where I live) but they're everywhere in Japan. But they're usually a bright yellow color.


They're also great at catching the wheels on your luggage, causing it to spin and nearly fall.
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zangeif123 wrote:

They are for people who are visually impaired as a warning for an upcoming street or other kinds of street hazardous.

I don't see them much in the states (at least not where I live) but they're everywhere in Japan. But they're usually a bright yellow color.


They're also great at catching the wheels on your luggage, causing it to spin and nearly fall.


Ontop of which, the polymer ones are slick when wet

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Posted 11/21/16 , edited 11/22/16

Vahvi wrote:


HideyoshiJP wrote:


zangeif123 wrote:

They are for people who are visually impaired as a warning for an upcoming street or other kinds of street hazardous.

I don't see them much in the states (at least not where I live) but they're everywhere in Japan. But they're usually a bright yellow color.


They're also great at catching the wheels on your luggage, causing it to spin and nearly fall.


Ontop of which, the polymer ones are slick when wet



No. I've never almost embarrassingly slipped on one of these in front of a busy train station when it was raining. Psh.
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