This note recommends the practices to be followed when planning, designing, and installing at-grade pedestrian crossings in the UK, and describes all types of crossings, including those shared with cyclists, other than those at signalled junctions. General advice is given on the design of pedestrian crossings, in relation to: (1) proximity of junctions; (2) school crossing patrols; (3) visibility; (4) crossing width; (5) guard railing; (6) crossing approach surfaces for footways and carriageways; (7) facilities for disabled pedestrians; (8) lighting; (9) signing; (10) provision for bus stops; and (11) street furniture. Advice is then given about the design of the following types of crossings: (1) pedestrian refuge islands; (2) zebra crossings; (3) pelican crossings; (4) puffin crossings; and (5) toucan crossings. It is no longer necessary to submit pedestrian crossing schemes, but consultation with the police, public notice, and written notification to the Secretary of State for Transport are necessary, before establishing, altering, or removing a pedestrian crossing. Advice is also given on providing publicity about pedestrian crossings.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
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  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00715906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-551626-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM