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Pedestrian Fencing

Pedestrian fencing, or guard rail, may be used on the side of a road or within the median to restrict pedestrian access to the carriageway, reducing conflict between motorised vehicles and pedestrians.

Fencing is often used to direct pedestrians to a preferred formal crossing point and to discourage pedestrians from making dangerous crossing movements where visibility may be limited.

Innovative solutions can be achieved through good street design using street furniture, planting and public art to guide and direct pedestrian movements. Designs must consider the needs of vulnerable road users and the mobility impaired.

The Star Rating Demonstrator is a freely available tool with the iRAP online software, ViDA. With the Star Rating Demonstrator, it is possible to explore the impact that this Safer Roads Treatment has on risk.

Treatment Summary



Treatment life

10 years - 20 years

Potential casualty reduction


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