Pedestrian facilities for people with disabilities
We always seek to balance the community’s diverse needs. That said, it's recognised that unlike some services which can be tailored to an individual’s specific requirements, a facility like a pedestrian crossing cannot. Facilities provided for some groups may be less desirable for others. For example, flush drop kerbs provided for wheelchair users make locating the edge of the carriageway more difficult for a pedestrian with a visual impairment. The tactile paving installed to overcome this is itself a problem for a number of wheelchair users. There are locations where it's not practical to provide tactile paving, and in such instances the kerb would generally not be flush.
The following paragraphs describe the facilities provided at traffic signal-controlled pedestrian crossings, to assist people with specific disabilities: