Road Pedestrian Fencing FAQs

What is the difference between Road Pedestrian Fencing and standard fencing?

The robust construction of Road Pedestrian Fencing prevents fence elements from becoming detached in the event of a vehicle impact. This important design feature distinguishes Road Pedestrian Fencing from common, lightweight fencing products, which could present an undue hazard to motorists and pedestrians if impacted.

How does Road Pedestrian Fencing function?

Road Pedestrian Fencing is commonly used to channel pedestrians to safe crossing locations and is suitable for installation on roadside median or verge applications.

Why are the balusters offset?

The offset construction of the balustrades facilitates line of sight through the fence. This allows motorists to detect pedestrian activity and adjust their travel accordingly. Similarly, pedestrians can view nearby vehicles in preparation for crossing the roadway.

What panel options are available?

Type 1 and Type 5 panels are held in stock.

What post options are available?

The steel supporting posts are available for installation in a concrete footing or mounted to a base plate for attachment to a concrete strip footing.

What is the spacing between posts?

Posts are typically installed at 2m centres.

Can the system be installed with a step between panels?

Yes. The panels are manufactured to provide 50mm adjustments to a maximum 200mm step between panels.

What is the finish of Road Pedestrian Fencing items?

Posts and panels are hot dip galvanised and powder-coated black.

What is a pedestrian barrier?

A pedestrian barrier is a heavy-duty fencing system installed near the roadway and designed to channel pedestrians to safe crossing locations.

How big are pedestrian barriers?

Pedestrian barriers are typically installed at heights of 1150mm to 1350mm above ground and with posts spaced every 2m.

What is the purpose of a tapping rail on a pedestrian barrier?

The bottom rail of the pedestrian barrier, or the ‘tapping rail’, can act as an aid for the visually impaired.