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Cee’s Which Way Challenge #16

During a recent visit to Puebla, Mexico, we noticed these strips implanted in many of the center city sidewalks. Wondering about the purpose, we came up with possibilities, none of which remotely came close to the real one. Later we saw several visually impaired people walking along at a fairly fast clip, holding extra long canes with the points following one of the grooves. Notice the perpendicular grooves which alert a person to the presence of a driveway.
Someone suggested that the strips were installed after laying cables in the sidewalks, so I don’t know if the use as a guide was original or secondary. But either way, it’s ingenious!

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11 thoughts on “Cee’s Which Way Challenge #16

  1. Wow! And with the braille street signs in Oaxaca, I’m thinking Mexico is doing more to accomodate the visually impaired than the US!

    • I agree. I just don’t know if anything like these or the street signs exist anywhere in the US, even though they should.
      Kind of like the parade and folkloric dances the Down’s syndrome and other children get to participate in – different attitude.

  2. Great walk for which way. Thanks so much for playing 🙂

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  4. Congratulations! I have chosen this post to be featured on Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge.
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    I sure hope you are having a terrific week.

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