Designing safe and appropriate facilities for pedestrians at intersections requires an understanding of Safe System principles and the legal obligations of pedestrians and vehicles.
Pedestrians generally need to cross roads on every walking trip. Crossing activity often occurs at intersections where it is generally more complex to provide for pedestrians than mid-block locations.
The Safe System principles and general legal considerations that apply to pedestrian crossings at mid-block locations also apply at intersections where pedestrians cross.
PNG: Crossings introduction
In particular, places where pedestrians cross should align with Safe System principles. In general, safe system aligned measures for pedestrians either:
- separate pedestrians from motor vehicles, or
- ensure impact speeds are at or below 30km/h.