Reply To: Capel Street Bridge
“Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces
The red blister surface should be used at controlled crossings only.
This will further assist partially sighted people to distinguish the presence of a controlled crossing point. It may also be of benefit to sighted pedestrians and may emphasise the presence of a crossing to vehicle drivers.
It is best to avoid using any other red material in the vicinity of a controlled crossing. Where this is unavoidable it will be necessary to provide a contrasting border around the blister surface contrasting in colour and tone. A border 150mm wide should provide sufficient contrast. Where there are conservation considerations an alternative colour for the tactile surface may be appropriate”