Continuous footpath treatment to reinforce pedestrian priority at driveways
Clarify pedestrian priority at driveways by a continuous treatment across them.
Benefits and considerations
Simple to install treatment using standard materials and finishes
Creates an unsafe outcome as actual priority not reflected in physical cues
Footpaths along Scarborough Rise at Jordan Springs indicate pedestrian priority using continuous concrete finish and jointing. The very subtle darker oxide is visually dominant over the lighter driveways, and aligning expansion joints away from edges reduces confusion about which is the dominant space for movement.
Conversely, through the paving crossing over the full width of the verge, this example incorrectly suggests that private vehicles crossing the driveway have priority over walking. This is further reinforced by an uneven, misaligned footpath surface finish.