Road Pedestrian Barrier Fencing

Road Pedestrian Fencing, available from Safe Direction is designed to withstand vehicle impacts whilst channelling pedestrians to safe road crossing locations. Featuring heavy-duty steel construction, the vertical balusters are offset to enhance driver line-of-sight, enabling the driver to adjust their behaviour once a pedestrian approaches the roadway.

Road Pedestrian Fencing is the only pedestrian fencing type recommended by Transport for NSW (formerly RMS) for use on the NSW classified road network, and may be installed along the roadside verge or in the median of roads with posted speed zones of up to 80km/h. Pedestrian Fencing can also be used to protect pedestrians from hazards such as steep drop-offs and large open drains.


  • Manufactured to state road authority specifications
  • Available as Type 1 or Type 5 pedestrian fence
  • Designed to withstand low and moderate speed vehicle impact loads
  • Channels pedestrians to safe crossing locations
  • The orientation of the balustrades facilitates line-of-sight for passing motorists and pedestrians
  • Posts are available for in-ground installation or mounted to base plates for attachment to a concrete strip footing.
  • Hot dip galvanised and powder-coated black for aesthetic appeal

“Our Company undertakes the repair of existing and installation of new guardrail and pedestrian fencing in the Sydney region.

We use Safe Direction for the supply of the hardware. They are the very best in my view, timely, well organised, conscientious, very easy to deal with and the prices are reasonable.

Orders are ready to pick up in a short time which helps our business because we receive jobs at short notice and need hardware at short notice. Thanks for your help over the years Safe Direction we really appreciate your efforts.”

John Hunt – Hunt Civil P/L

“The Manager at Safe Direction (James Foden) has been very helpful in the dealings North East Civil Construction have been involved with.”

Wayne Roberts

“Great products and service. Highly recommended.”

Luke Ferry – Ferry Fencing Group

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 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.

What is the finish of Road Pedestrian Fencing items?

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

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.

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