BLOEMFONTEIN / MANGAUNG MUNICIPALITY

When Mangaung Municipality started the upgrading of certain Non Motorized Transport Routes (NMT), Gimi Access supplied the TGSI's and constructed a number of the Pedestrian Ramps.

The walkways of Park Road, King Edward Road, Ella Road and Victoria Road, that were upgraded, date from a time before provision was made for people with special needs. Walkways as wide as 5 to 8 meters, as well as quite a number of obstacles in the walkway and on corners, would pose a challenge for the visually impaired. Taking into account cost, time and approval considerations, engineers decided to construct a "Blind Path" in both Park and Ella Roads to safely guide the visually impaired.