Tactile paving surfaces
The increasingly familiar tactile or 'blistered' paving is being introduced at all new sites where there are pedestrian crossing points. The more recently introduced "ladder/tramline" paving is used to distinguish the footway from an adjacent cycleway.
- Red tactile paving is used to assist partially sighted people to detect the presence of controlled crossing points such as zebra crossings and signal controlled crossings.
- Buff coloured tactile paving helps to distinguish uncontrolled crossing points such as dropped kerbs and pedestrian refuges.
In the case of signal controlled crossings the tactile paving is laid so as to lead partially sighted people to the push button box.