Safer access for everyone
Published: 30 November 2020, Updated: 30 November 2020
Lets shine a light on what we’re doing to improve accessibility and how we’re shaping the way now, and into the future.
We have been working on a number of subtle, but life-changing differences with our friends at Department of Transport, WALGA, RAC and Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.
Some of these benefits include:
- Audio sounds included at signalised intersections for visually impaired pedestrians
- Lowered pedestrian buttons for people in wheelchairs
- Relocated pedestrian buttons to allow people to press the button before entering the slope at ramps
- Added detectors in the middle of signalised crossings which sense when people haven’t had time to cross the full length
- Installed more flashing yellow ‘caution lights’ at busy intersections
- Fitted red and white retro-reflective bands on signalised crossings to improve visibility
You may also notice tactile ground surface indicators at pedestrian crossings. The bumpy surface lets pedestrians know when they approach a crossing.
We strive on ensuring people with a disability have the same opportunities as other people, and using their experience to help us plan future upgrades.