Visual cues should be made compulsory on ALL escalators

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It has come to my attention that a common mobility issue, effecting quality of life, within the neurological population is the ability to use escalators.

In the UK data shows 1 in 500 people have a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis. For those of you that are not aware; one of the main symptoms of PD involves the individual struggling to comprehend changes in the surfaces below their feet. This commonly leads to falls and severe apprehension when walking in public spaces, consequently reducing quality of life.

Increasingly a number of large retailers have been developing new stores and fitting plain grey escalators. Due to the increasing prevalence of PD diagnosis and significant effects of symptoms on quality of life I believe a visual cue to represent the end of an escalator should be made COMPULSORY. This implementation would aim to help reduce an individual’s apprehension while using escalators and minimise the risk of falls (shown in numerous contemporary clinical studies).

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Thank you,
Joe