It is faded dull gray. And would not be very visible to the Visually Impaired Pedestrian (V.I.P.) or is this just a plan to make people slip on them and push up our ACC levy (Accident Compensation Corporation) even further? I always avoid them but the other night it was raining and I was trying avoid the rain and fortunately only lost shoe traction. This is the same story, I go to "safe working practices" every two years and I get the same old theme every time W.G.A.S. then another accident occurs, My last job I was walking between Newmarket & Pakuranga each work day and back again, I NEVER HAD ONE SPOT OF TROUBLE WITH FOOTPATH SAFETY.