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Designing an environment for pedestrians should take a safe system approach of harm minimisation and meet universal design principles to ensure they meet the needs of all people.
The design of places where pedestrians are present should align with Safe System principles.
Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.
There are two features that assist people who are blind or have low vision on their walking journeys, tactile ground surface indicators and audible tactile traffic signals.
An increasing number of people are using mobility scooters to get around our urban areas. There are horizontal geometric considerations that ensure a facility is designed for mobility scooters.