Selecting and installing a safe fence for shared pedestrian walkway’s and Cycle paths is essential to divert people from potential risks and danger.
Human instinct proves that most people will attempt to use the shortest route possible when crossing (called a desire line) which can lead to the possible use of unsafe crossing locations.
PATHWAY fencing facilitates the safe direction of people, to cross at safe predetermined points, reducing the “desire line” by adding a physical barrier that increases the use of designated crossing points.
Pedestrian fencing is most beneficial in locations where crowds are high, such as school zones, public transport hubs and high-speed arterial roads with heightened pedestrian presence.
There are three main forms of pedestrian pathways:
When selecting the right Pedestrian fence there are many considerations such as the overall design layout, environment, and the overall fence characteristics. Australian states all have varying standards and requirements.
Designs and installation of barrier fences on cycleways should adhere to Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 6A: Paths for Walking and Cycling
Fence design considerations:
Aust roads compliant walkways and cycleways “Full Barrier Fence”. Designed and engineered for the safety of cyclists and pedestrians.
Protective Fencing’s close space roll-top steelmesh (weldmesh, welded mesh) panels are custom designed for cycle paths and walkways. Tightly spaced horizontal wires in the direction of travel, and posts on the outside create a smooth surface that has low snag risk.
Cyclist rail (or top bend) is not required because the surface is smooth. No horizontal rails. Suitable for road environments, as it does not pose a spearing hazard.
Mesh is 100 x 25mm cross wire, manufactured from 5mm LifeMax wire.
Protective Fencing’s 25mm Chainwire fence is used as a full barrier walkway and cycleway fencing treatment. Recommend 25 mm pitch maximum where there is a chance of cyclists colliding at angles up to 25°.
Posts located on outside of chainmesh to maintain smooth surface being thrown over.
Tightly spaced horizontal wires in the direction of travel, and posts on the outside create a smooth surface that has low snag risk No horizontal rails. Suitable for road environments, as it does not pose a spearing hazard.
Chainwire on top of concrete barriers where there is a steep decline/ drop off, Weldmesh panels (on the right) where the road surface follows the road gradient.
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