Odd Thing #11: Bumpy Yellow Lines

Odd Thing #11: Bumpy Yellow Lines

Written by sonicsuns

Topics: Everything, Odd Things

Many places, primarily train stations, are covered with these bumpy yellow lines:
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Normally the lines have long straight bumps. But at important places (like where lines intersect, or if you’re coming up to a slope or the end of the train platform) there are circular bumps instead.

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/It took me a long time to figure out what these lines were for. Then I saw some students demonstrating for their class:
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And later I saw this in a train station:

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/Ah, it’s for blind people! I finally get it.

  • DMT

    They actually put in something similar here on campus now. Over the summer, they added more of those parts of curb that dip down for crossing streets, and all of the new ones have these yellow bumpy tiles, too./
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    /…And now I know why they are there. Hooray!

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