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Pedestrians generally need to cross roads on every walking trip and may also need to cross railways, waterways and other natural features. Safe and appropriate crossings are therefore key elements in providing a connected network for pedestrians.
Designing safe and appropriate crossings requires an understanding of Safe System principles and the legal obligations of pedestrians and vehicles.
Choosing an appropriate crossing type and supporting aids for the context is critical to ensuring a safe and appropriate crossing facility.
A range of design principles contribute to creating a safe and appropriate pedestrian crossing facility.
This section describes different crossing aids that assist pedestrians to cross but do not provide legal priority over traffic.
This section describes the crossing types that provide legal priority over traffic.
School crossings assist children crossing roads on their journey to or from school. Different types of crossing assistance are available for different contexts.
This section describes underpasses and overpasses that separate pedestrians from other road users through a grade change.
Rail crossings help pedestrians to cross railway corridors, either at-grade using a level crossing, or under or over the railway.