Shared Surfaces: Clearly indicate the hierarchy of users with signage and other visual cues
This footpath is wide and comprised of smooth and level pavers. The integration of a tactile strip provides orientation for user who are visually impaired.
The removal of a kerb and standardisation of surface treatments within shared surfaces visually indicates an equal hierarchy for all users.
The integration of street furniture, trees and other ‘visual clutter’ within a shared surface requires vehicles to drive slower and be more aware of their surroundings.
Street furniture help to narrow the road, requiring vehicles to drive slower and creating a more pleasant environment for pedestrians.
Allowing business and hospitality uses to ‘spill’ out onto a shared surface through the use of outdoor seating and dining areas helps to reinforce pedestrian priority.
The use of level paving, as well as planters and street furniture, requires vehicle to slow down and creates a pleasant atmosphere for pedestrians.