This technical memorandum provides advice on the recommended practice for the mitigation of hazards associated with tubular handrails commonly installed for pedestrian/cyclist protection adjacent to roadways and on structures. This includes older tubular rail barrier systems on bridges with or without an adjacent footpath.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) engaged MWH to conduct analysis of the attained life of certain chipseal resurfacing types. This followed some preliminary work as reported at the NZTA / NZIHT 14th annual conference held in Auckland, November 2013, following which refinement of the analysis selection criteria was made at a meeting between the NTZA, MWH and Alan Stevens representing Roading NZ members.
The manual is an umbrella document that references the Network Outcomes Contract, the Transport Agency's safety team deliverables and references policies, standards, guidelines, specifications and standard documents that the user can refer to and the benefits of undertaking those activities.