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London Assembly Transport Committee Members crossed the capital’s busiest and most notorious streets in an effort to experience first-hand the danger pedestrians face daily. Members wore simulation ...

London Assembly Transport Committee Members crossed the capital’s busiest and most notorious streets in an effort to experience first-hand the danger pedestrians face daily. Members wore simulation spectacles to experience the some of the difficulties vulnerable Londoners are exposed to when crossing busy roads.

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    Why did the Assembly Member cross the road? Why did the Assembly Member cross the road? Presentation Transcript

    • Why did the Assembly Member cross the road...?
    • …to get to the other side – alive! London Assembly members from the Transport Committee crossed Oxford Circus, one of the capital’s busiest and most notorious streets, in an effort to experience first-hand the dangers pedestrians face daily. The members wore ‘simulation spectacles’ from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), to gain an insight into negotiating the crossings with little or no sight.
    • At Oxford Circus intersection wearing ‘simulation spectacles’ is (from left to right) Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Valerie Shawcross AM, RNIB representative, Richard Holmes, London Assembly Transport Committee Member, Murad Qureshi AM and Living Streets Representative, Tom Platt.
    • Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Valerie Shawcross AM is about to be interviewed by BBC London and wears simulation spectacles to understand the difficulties vulnerable Londoner’s experience when crossing London’s busy roads.
    • ITV London Tonight interviews Richard Holmes from the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
    • Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Valerie Shawcross AM and London Assembly Transport Committee Member, Murad Qureshi AM wear simulation spectacles and prepare to cross the busy Oxford Circus intersection with limited vision.
    • Crossing the Oxford/Regent Street intersection wearing ‘simulation spectacles’ (from left to right) Living Streets Representative, Tom Platt, London Assembly Transport Committee Member, Murad Qureshi AM and Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Valerie Shawcross AM.
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