Footpaths & crossings

Road design and management must take into account the needs of all road users, especially vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

Road infrastructure now includes many facilities that make travel by walking and cycling easier, safer and more predictable. Clearly marked and signalled pedestrian crossings, centre-of-road refuge islands, motion detectors and surface indicators help people safely cross busy urban roads and provide safer access for those using mobility aids.

Issues

Crossing busy roads can be difficult and risky for any pedestrians. The needs of pedestrians with disabilities, older pedestrians and children require particular consideration when developing the road network.

Initiatives for safer footpaths and crossings

DIT collaborates with local government and community user groups, implementing several strategies to make street crossings safer and more accessible for all pedestrians. Treatments and devices to improve safety for people with visual and physical disabilities include:

  • signalised pedestrian crossings with:
    • audio tactile push buttons and /or
    • microwave motion detectors to detect the presence of pedestrians at the crossing
  • kerb extensions to minimise crossing distance
  • kerb ramps
  • medians, and pedestrian refuges, to allow the crossing of roads in two stages
    pedestrian walkthroughs
  • tactile ground surface indicators.

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Think! Road Safety in regional South Australia as grain harvest gets underway

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As the weather starts to warm up across South Australia, grain harvest gets underway across our grain growing regions.


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The South Australian Government is developing a new strategy for the next ten years: South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031.


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Road safety works

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Final asphalt for Darlington Upgrade Project

07 Nov 2020

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking.


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Heysen Tunnels maintenance works

06 Oct 2020

Motorists are advised of upcoming partial closures of the Heysen Tunnels to allow for essential safety maintenance works.


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