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Brass rivets in pathway


julesm 10 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 10:53PM
Does anyone know why brass rivet looking things have been installed in a line down the path outside our house?
What are they for, and why would they be installed so many years after the path was built?

I can provide a photo if needed.

jules

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779HOB 2 1.0k United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 11:01PM
Maybe to help the blind walk on the path. Not sure.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
1 Aug 2013 11:12PM

Quote:Maybe to help the blind walk on the path. Not sure.

If they stand proud of the path, then that would be my guess too.

Alternatively, they could have been placed to represent a town or local boundary. I know of one such down in Sussex.

Similarly, the footpath next to the London Eye is designated private property on one side of a row of studs, the other side being a public area. In that particular instance, it can affect where you're able to take photographs. Or not.
thewilliam 6 4.7k
1 Aug 2013 11:26PM
Sometimes a boundary isn't marked by a fence so they put brass studs in the paving, It's quite common.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
2 Aug 2013 1:38AM
Its it in the actual path or along a raised edge.
2 Aug 2013 2:19AM
Why not to ask local council? Or a Twitter?
Hallie 1 166 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 5:21AM

Quote:Does anyone know why brass rivet looking things have been installed in a line down the path outside our house?
What are they for, and why would they be installed so many years after the path was built?

I can provide a photo if needed.

jules



GCHQ influenced by the NSA?
2 Aug 2013 5:53AM
tactile paving also called truncated domes used as a marker between pavement and road to assist blind people
wnbeat 9 41 Scotland
2 Aug 2013 7:24AM
That's the reason , same as before pelican crossingsSmile
redsnappa 12 1.9k United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:17AM
Art?
julesm 10 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 8:44AM
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions Smile

They are raised, and go down the middle of a wide path.
I'll post a pic later today, and prob just ask the council and let you know
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
2 Aug 2013 12:23PM
When used down the middle of the pavement they designate the boundary between scum residents and OK people. It's just a posh way of showing the contractors where to erect the electric fence.

Wink
JackAllTog e2
5 3.7k 58 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 1:02PM
In some London pavements they are used to denote the boundary between the council owned path area and an office private area - useful to know if security guards are saying you can't take pictures on private land.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
2 Aug 2013 2:29PM

Quote:useful to know if security guards are saying you can't take pictures on private land.

As in the London Eye, above. I didn't realise that it was fairly common practice though.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
2 Aug 2013 8:28PM

Quote:They are raised, and go down the middle of a wide path


Raised, as not level with the paving or raised and attached to the side of curb stones like boarders to flower beds etc.

I see both, the ones attached to curb stones look like shiny ball bearings evenly spaced, makes them more noticeable at night for the visually impaired.

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