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Accessibility and urban signage in the municipality of Presidente Prudente - SP: case study in the Jardim das Rosas neighborhood

Grant number: 15/10935-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2016
Effective date (End): August 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal Investigator:Carolina Lotufo Bueno Bartholomei
Grantee:Mariele Fernandes de Oliveira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The prioritization the circulation of motor vehicles in road system of Presidente Prudente is prevalent; consequently, a significant part of urban signage is aimed at drivers, resulting in the neglect of the routes for pedestrians on public tours. By focusing in this segment of the population, accessibility on the sidewalk becomes impaired due to curbside cutouts with inadequate slopes, discontinuity of sidewalks, lack of maintenance, among other drawbacks, such as the residential neighborhood the Jardim das Rosas. Thus, this research proposes a study on the accessibility and urban signage in the municipality of Presidente Prudente analyzing the case of the Jardim das Rosas neighborhood, in order to verify the perception and comfort of users and the conditions of the tours, urban public facilities and signage pedestrian, using as a basis the Brazilian Standard of Accessibility (NBR 9050: 2004), the Brazilian Traffic Code, signaling manuals and concepts of universal design. It will be elaborate a diagnosis of the site and recommendations for the appropriateness of the Jardim das Rosas with the rules and laws currently in force from the collected data.