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This project has similar objectives to the earlier research in this field; namely to provide guidance to local authorities on issues relating to pedestrian access and infrastructure. The work will entail a number of individual trials assessing equipment and installations at trial sites, mainly relevant to visually impaired pedestrians. Examples are audible crossing locators, shared cycle routes and further work as necessary to support the debate at the ISO on standards. A review of current advice on tactile surfaces is included in the project and advice will be published as each element of the work is completed. The project is also undertaking a review of the infrastructure guidelines for local authorities and this should be available for publication in autumn 2000.
The work on audible crossing locators started in 1996 with a full literature survey and laboratory trials followed this in 1997. Field trials followed in 1998 and further trials, building on the experience gained, will follow in 2000. The trials on shared cycle routes was completed in 1996 and was reported on in late 1997. The work to support the debate within ISO was completed in early 1998.
The work will entail a number of individual trials assessing equipment and installations at trial sites, mainly relevant to visually impaired pedestrians. The project is also undertaking a review of the infrastructure guidelines for local authorities and this should be available for publication in autumn 2000.
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131
Cost to the Department: £308,604.25
Actual start date: 26 September 1995
Actual completion date: 05 December 2002
TRL Report 287 Delineation for Cyclists and Visually Impaired Pedestrians on Segregated, Shared Routes
Author: T Savill, C Gallon and G McHardy
Draft Guidance on the Use of Tactile Surfaces
Author: DETR publication
Source: Available at http://www.mobility-unit.dtlr.gov.uk
Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.