Photo Gallery

The photos listed below, their locations in Halifax Regional Municipality, and their identification as either an “enhancement” or a “barrier” to accessibility in the built environment, as well as any textual descriptions, have been submitted to the CANdid Access web map by anonymous members of the public.

This page will be periodically updated to reflect the content of the CANdid Access web map as closely as possible in this listed format. Please note that the Alt Text provided here for each of the photos has been generated by PEACH Research Unit staff and not by the original photo-takers.

A street corner with wide sidewalks and two unidirectional curb cuts each with a tactile attention indicator. A woman is pushing a stroller along the sidewalk.

Enhancement

Robie St. and Almon St. intersection

This intersection contains tactile indicators and smooth curb cuts.

The sidewalk has many large cracks and raised edges between sidewalk slabs. The elevation changes abruptly along the sidewalk and there are salt marks showing where water has pooled.

Barrier

Victoria Rd. between Queen St. and Inglis St.

The sidewalk is broken and rough for this stretch. (It is definitely difficult to drive on with a wheelchair or walker.)

A narrow yellow tactile directional path is placed between a bus bay and the pedestrian path of travel. A large yellow sign sits on top of a poll saying Bay 6.

Enhancement

Dartmouth Bridge Transit Terminal

The tactile aid on the floor seems well thought out and an effective, scalable accessibility tool for the city.

A bump out with tactile attention indicator wrapped around the edge of both sides of the corner for crossing. There are bright white painted lines for each crossing direction and a group of people are approaching to cross.

Enhancement

Argyle St. and Prince St. intersection

I feel safer at this intersection because cars don’t drive as fast around the bump-out.

Bright white zebra lines painted at a three-way street intersection lead to a raised curb where there is a grassy boulevard and telephone poll with driveways to either side.

Barrier

Preston St. and Norwood St. intersection

The crosswalk lines lead straight to a raised curb and telephone pole.

A street corner with a sidewalk heavily shaded by the abutting building with a narrow concrete curb cut directing diagonally into the intersection. A white car is stopped at the intersection.

Barrier

Gottingen St. and Cornwallis St. intersection

The curb cut is too narrow.

A bus shelter is placed along the boulevard between the road and the sidewalk. It has a bench with two seats inside.

Enhancement

South Park St. between Victoria Rd. and Rhuland St.

Bus shelter with a bench!

A gutter-like dip cuts across a gravel path in a park.

Barrier

Gorsebrook Park

Drop in the gravel path. Tripping hazard!

A crossing with straight painted line lead across a street with curb cuts on either end. Both curb cuts have tactile attention indicators.

Enhancement

Inglis St. between Tower Rd. and Ivanhoe St.

New curb cut with tactile [indicator].

A concrete sidewalk stretches out ahead with many bumps in its elevation. A hedge is encroaching onto the sidewalk, and a fixed parking sign and green bin obstruct the sidewalk.

Barrier

Tower Terr.

Narrow uneven sidewalk.

An unmarked intersection with curb cuts that do not align. Curb cuts direct diagonally into the intersection. A couple is in the distance pushing a stroller down the sidewalk.

Barrier

Harvard St. and Lawrence St. intersection

The curb cuts are off-set from the sidewalk’s direction of travel.

A street corner with wide curb cuts on both sides of Chadwick Place with tactile attention indicators installed at both.

Enhancement

Chadwick Pl. and Willett St. intersection

There are two good fan curb cuts with tactile indicators at this location.

A street corner with a large curb cut with tactile attention indicators and painted crosswalks crossing both streets

Enhancement

Leppert St. and Mumford Rd. intersection

There is a large fan curb cut with tactile indicators at this location along with painted crosswalks.

A painted zebra path with signage leads to a curb with grass on one side and a private driveway on the other.

Barrier

Cairndow Dr. and Dumbarton Ave. intersection

Where there should be a fan curb cut, there is only a grass area. There is a crosswalk leading away from this and it leads to a driveway. There is no sidewalk opposite the one the crosswalk leads away from.

Two crosswalks lead to an unpaved corner where there is a park with an informal, gravel walking path.

Barrier

Old Sambro Rd. and Rockingstone Rd. intersection

There is no sidewalk on this side of the street so the crosswalks lead to a gravel area. It is also sloped downward here.

Unpaved street corner with some overgrown grasses and a traffic light pole placed in the pedestrian route of travel.

Barrier

Beaver Bank Rd. and Millwood Dr. intersection

There is no sidewalk here so the crosswalks lead to a gravel area. The traffic light pole is also in the way of where the crosswalks lead.

Crosswalk leading to a pedestrian traffic island that is not fully raised from roadway.

Barrier

Beaver Bank Rd. and Glendale Dr. intersection

The pedestrian island is very small and not well maintained and the traffic light pole is in the way.

Crosswalk leads to a single sidewalk square on a grass island between the road and a parking lot.

Barrier

Kempt Rd. and Hood St. intersection

The crosswalk crosses to a small piece of “sidewalk” which promptly ends and becomes a path which people have created by walking on the grass.

A concrete sidewalk is shown parallel to the street with some grass boulevard. Sidewalk ends mid-block.

Barrier

Parkwood Pl. near Parkwood Terrace

The sidewalk abruptly ends with no curb cut and just leads to grass.

One sidewalk leads to a street corner with a traffic light located in the path of pedestrian travel. The sloping curb cut appears to be steep and leads to a grate where the pavement meets the curb cut.

Barrier

Flying Cloud Dr. and Forest Hills Pky. intersection

The traffic light pole is in the way of the sidewalk. The sidewalk also abruptly ends on one side.

A faded pedestrian crossing is present at an intersection corner where there is no paved sidewalk on either side. Curbs are cut on both grass shoulders.

Barrier

Ashgrove Ave. and Ancaster Crt. intersection

There is a crosswalk, and “curb cuts” which only cut at grass, but there is no sidewalk.

A faded pedestrian crossing is present at an intersection corner where there is no paved sidewalk on either side. Curbs are cut on both grass shoulders.

Barrier

Moirs Mill Rd. and Walden Pl. intersection

There are “curb cuts” to grass but no sidewalk.

The crossing at Quinpool Rd is shown straight-ahead, with two traffic islands in the path of crossing. Both are graded but the curb cuts are somewhat narrower and misaligned from the painted crossing lines. White painted lines appear bright, straight, and continuous across the street. There are some cracks in the pavement and no tactile attention indicators present.

Barrier

Quinpool Rd. and Robie St. intersection

Narrow and uneven pedestrian island.

A wide, painted zebra crossing across South St. leads to a wide curb cut with tactile attention indicators.

Enhancement

Alumni Cres. and South St. intersection

Tactile surface and wide curb cut

Concrete curb cut is cracked at the entrance to Alumni Cres. It appears to have just rained and all surfaces are slick.

Barrier

Alumni Cres. and South St. intersection

Cracked curb cut and uneven surface

A street corner with painted white lines leading to a very narrow curb cut angled out into the center of the intersection.

Barrier

Creighton St. and Falkland St. intersection

Short width curb cut

A street corner with a very narrow curb cut and wire litter on the sidewalk. There is construction down the street that blocks the sidewalk without any signage or an alternate path of travel around the obstacle.

Barrier

Creighton St. and Cunard St. intersection

Garbage on sidewalk. Sidewalk ends in construction with only driveway curb cut.

A long concrete sidewalk extends down the street with very few visual obstructions and good open space on either side.

Enhancement

Creighton St. near Cunard St.

Long, straight and wide segment of sidewalk.

Wide concrete sidewalk that is cut for driveway access. Cars are parked along the street.

Barrier

Buddy Daye St. near Creighton St.

Is gravel slippery to some movers?

Wooden railings between the park and sidewalk narrow the paved park entrance. Users must turn to enter between the fence posts.

Enhancement

Creighton St. outside of Creighton Park

Discourages certain vehicles.

Wooden railings between the park and sidewalk narrow the paved park entrance. Users must turn to enter between the fence posts.

Barrier

Creighton St. outside Creighton Park

Turning at such a sharp angle could be prohibitive.

A gravel pathway is flooded with water. There is grass on both sides and a bench located down the path.

Barrier

Acadia University campus, Wolfville

Gravelled pathway collects water.

A paved approach to a building entrance is obstructed by a curb and a set of three steps.

Barrier

No curb cut, uneven slope and only stairs access

Acadia University campus, Wolfville

Wide, smooth sidewalks coming to a street corner with wide, even curb cuts. No tactile attention indicators present. Street is lined with mature trees.

Barrier

Beech St. and Pepperell St. intersection

Good wide sidewalk, but has steep slope on right side

Street is flooded along the gutter. Water pools along the street curb and into the right-of-way.

Barrier

Pepperell St.

Drain does not drain and water pools creating an inaccessible ramp to the sidewalk.

Sidewalk is blocked by construction equipment left in the middle of the sidewalk and on the boulevard.

Barrier

Pepperell St.

Construction equipment blocks path and construction work area terminates path.

Gravel roadside and bike lane is flooded by a large puddle.

Barrier

Purcell’s Cove Rd.

Had to walk into the road to avoid the puddle!

Two people stand on a dock overlooking a lake. There is a structure with railings fastened along the dock and into the water.

Enhancement

Birch Cove Park, Lake Banook

Accessible boat ramp and launch at Birch Cove Park, Lake Banook

There is a painted crossing between the curb and a traffic island. The turning lane is full of turning traffic.

Barrier

Gottingen St. and North St. intersection

Crosswalk is far enough around the corner that it is partially blind to oncoming drivers. Drivers take the turn quickly and often without looking making pedestrians have to yield to traffic to avoid being hit.

Sidewalk is narrow. It is paved, but not with concrete slabs. There are cracks in the paving.

Barrier

Hillside Ave.

Heavy cracks on sidewalk, uneven slope