Someone in the municipality of Stratford, London realized how taxing it is for a wheelchair user to ascend this hill in a single go. Thus, this resting place where wheelchair users can take a break has been installed midway:
Image credit: Stephen Hues
I call it almost good design because I wish it were more attractive and better integrated into the surroundings. But I'm sure there were cost constraints, and I think the overall intention is good.
If you turn perpendicular to the hill, the wheelchair stops rolling. Also, brakes.
Why does it have to be L-shape? Wouldn't the 2 blocks be enough? It might be more hassle to get in and out. Anyone with wheelchair experience?
It can be a bit difficult to judge the scale from the photo, but it looks like this could also be a suitable seat for people who need a rest while walking up the hill.
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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