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13.1 General

Pedestrians should be prohibited from entering urban freeways by the erection of standard signs at the ramp terminals with the minor road. However, provision should be made for drivers of broken‑down vehicles to reach the help-telephones safely along the shoulders of freeways. In providing the help-telephone, consideration should also be given to the travel path available along the roadside area for these drivers to reach the help-telephones with some clearance from the passing traffic.

Pedestrian circulation should be provided along frontage roads, along the minor roads through interchanges and by grade separated crossings of the freeway.

Pedestrian facilities should be provided at the minor road ramp terminals in accordance with AGRD Part 4 (Austroads 2009a) and AGRD Part 4A (Austroads 2010a). It may also be necessary to place a fence at the terminal to control movement of pedestrians in the vicinity. The fence should be of a type such that the components cannot spear an errant vehicle.

On bridges, a minimum width of 1.8 m to the face of the kerb is required wherever specific provision is made for pedestrians.

Where the freeway passes along a valley or through recreational land, provision of a separate pedestrian trail or a shared bicycle/pedestrian path may be considered.