The design for the new raised platform crossings will be much safer for people walking and cycling, as well as driving. This is because they are brighter, bigger and bolder making them more visible. They include a significantly wider platform allowing more room for people crossing in both directions, as well as for people with restricted or assisted mobility. The entrance to each crossing will be level with the footpath and use an anti-slip surfacing.
For drivers, the pedestrian crossing design includes improved vehicle ramps that are longer and gentler to drive over. The platform height is also reduced so vehicles will experience a smoother entry and exit. We have worked with emergency services, local councils, and other key road-user groups to ensure the design is fit for everyone without compromising on safety.
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