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RTS 14 (2015) – Guidelines for facilities for blind and vision impaired pedestrians

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RTS 14 – Guidelines for facilities for blind and vision impaired pedestrians
Valid from
01/05/2015

Information provider
NZ Transport Agency
Author
NZ Transport Agency
Information type
Guidelines
Format
PDF


Description

The purpose of this guideline is to provide best practice design and installation principles for pedestrian facilities that assist people who are blind or have low vision. Standardising pedestrian facilities will give consistent directional and warning messages to blind and vision-impaired people, as well as increasing their safety while crossing roads and throughout the entire walking journey. All pedestrians benefit from consistent facilities that also meet the needs of mobility impaired users.

This guideline is for provision of facilities in public roads, paths and transport facilities. For guidance on providing for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision in other buildings refer to AS/NZS 1428.4.1: 2009, Design for Access and Mobility Part 4.1: Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment, tactile ground surface indicators.

For assistance with locating previous versions, please contact the information provider.
Notes/comments

NOTE: Original version published in 1997 is not available online. However, the latest edition, 2015, is provided.

Originally issued in 1997, this third edition has been updated to:

  • Remove material now found in the Pedestrian planning and design guide.
  • Provide clearer guidance wherever experience and feedback suggested it was needed.
  • Provide a new section on shared zones.
  • Provide new guidance for where cyclists share with pedestrians on paths and at kerb crossings.
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For assistance with locating previous versions, please contact the information provider.

NOTE: Original version published in 1997 is not available online. However, the latest edition, 2015, is provided.

Originally issued in 1997, this third edition has been updated to:

  • Remove material now found in the Pedestrian planning and design guide.
  • Provide clearer guidance wherever experience and feedback suggested it was needed.
  • Provide a new section on shared zones.
  • Provide new guidance for where cyclists share with pedestrians on paths and at kerb crossings.
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RTS 14 (2015) – Guidelines for facilities for blind and vision impaired pedestrians

Description

The purpose of this guideline is to provide best practice design and installation principles for pedestrian facilities that assist people who are blind or have low vision. Standardising pedestrian facilities will give consistent directional and warning messages to blind and vision-impaired people, as well as increasing their safety while crossing roads and throughout the entire walking journey. All pedestrians benefit from consistent facilities that also meet the needs of mobility impaired users.

This guideline is for provision of facilities in public roads, paths and transport facilities. For guidance on providing for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision in other buildings refer to AS/NZS 1428.4.1: 2009, Design for Access and Mobility Part 4.1: Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment, tactile ground surface indicators.

Download this resource (PDF, 1.6MB)
RTS 14 (2015) – Guidelines for facilities for blind and vision impaired pedestrians
Description

The purpose of this guideline is to provide best practice design and installation principles for pedestrian facilities that assist people who are blind or have low vision. Standardising pedestrian facilities will give consistent directional and warning messages to blind and vision-impaired people, as well as increasing their safety while crossing roads and throughout the entire walking journey. All pedestrians benefit from consistent facilities that also meet the needs of mobility impaired users.

This guideline is for provision of facilities in public roads, paths and transport facilities. For guidance on providing for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision in other buildings refer to AS/NZS 1428.4.1: 2009, Design for Access and Mobility Part 4.1: Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment, tactile ground surface indicators.

Download this resource (PDF, 1.6MB)
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