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ENCAT: Pedestrian Fencing used on a bridge intersection over a highway

ENCAT Pedestrian Fencing installed on freeway bridge Clancy Street Padstow in New South Wales near an intersection
We installed pedestrian fencing on this bridge over the A6 highway to help the flow of people around the busy intersection & local school kids to walk home safely.

"This pedestrian fencing project was quite tricky as the location was a busy intersection on a bridge with multiple entry, exit and turning points. It is really good to see proactive local councils and the roads and maritime services working together to improve the safety of our roads."

"They wanted to make sure the children walking home from school were safe when crossing the bridge. This is a great example where pedestrian fencing can be used on the verges of high traffic areas to force people to see the traffic lights or crossings to get over the road safely"

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This project was completed back in 2014 with ENCAT chosen as the Pedestrian Fencing commercial supplier to provide Type 1 RMS fencing for Canterbury Bankstown Council. The safety fencing has to be installed on the verges either side of the bridge on Clancy street in Padstow. The bridge spanned the A6 / Davies Road highway as well as providing entry & exit points. 

So this location was very complex with a mix of traffic lights, entry / exit ramps, pedestrian crossing and footpaths on both sides of the road to give access to motorists or people.

One of the biggest safety aspects this installation helped with was making sure the children walking home from Padstow Public School could cross the busy intersection safely as they made their way to the residential area on the other side of the main road.

Why was Pedestrian Fencing needed on this bridge & intersection?

The local council wanted to improve the safety of motorists and people trying to get off the A6 or for people walking along Clancy Street. They had to try solve a few scenarios;

  • Enable people to walk safely either east or west along Clancy Street and negotiate the entry and exit lanes from the A6.

  • Make it safer for the children from Padstow Heights Public School to cross the intersection.

  • Walk across the Clancy Street Bridge.

  • Make it safer for motorists to negotiate the intersection to turn left, right or enter / exit the A6 while pedestrians were using the foot paths. 
 

This site is another example where Pedestrian Fencing is used to improve the safety of people and motorists using busy roadside locations. The fencing can help manage the flow of people around a multi lane main road, and in this case a bridge,  that has lights, crossings and multiple entry/exit or turning lanes. 

The Pedestrian Fencing installation compliments the existing bridge fencing and by installing safety barrier fencing that is RMS compliant it means that if a vehicle was to veer off the road the fencing is designed to deal with that by deforming on impact.

How did Pedestrian Fencing improve the safety of this intersection?

The Pedestrian Fencing used on the bridge will force people to walk the entire length of the bridge and then use the crossing or traffic lights to cross safely. It will ensure people do not try and cross the road over the middle of the bridge which could be dangerous with four lanes of vehicles.

Pedestrian Fencing can be installed to compliment existing structures or be added to an area to improve the safety provided for people walking on a verge next to roads. This can be done for level areas, gradients or on corners.

Pedestrian Fencing used to create a safety 'system'

ENCAT can supply Pedestrian Fencing that can be used for lots of different applications whether it is on a median or a verge, straight road or corner, residential or even retail shopping area. No matter the location it can be used to change the flow of pedestrian foot traffic in public use spaces very quickly.

Fencing can be used with other safety elements to create a ‘system’ around an area to protect motorists or pedestrians using public spaces. This can include fencing on median strips, walkway bridges or other structures installed to change traffic flows.

ENCAT RMS Type 5 Pedestrian Fencing Manufacturer in Australia for median strips on main road crossings near schools

Custom made Pedestrian Fencing installations

ENCAT regularly works with civil works contractors, local or state government departments to design, manufacture and install Pedestrian Fencing to suit unusual applications. We have been doing this since 1989

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John Ford

Founder & Director of ENCAT Australia

You know, back in 1989, a new metal fabricator in NSW emerged – ENCAT. We craft a range of products that are focussed on safety. Specialising in Pedestrian Fencing, ENCAT ensures our roads aren’t just strips of tarmac, but lifelines where every step you take and every drive you make is cushioned with care. 

When you think roads, think safety. When you think safety, think ENCAT. Your life’s worth it.

 

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