Using tactile paving surfaces

How to install and use tactile paving surfaces to help visually-impaired pedestrians recognise potential hazards and changes to the road.


Guidance on the use of tactile paving surfaces

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This document gives guidance on using different tactile paving surfaces, which help to give visually-impaired pedestrians important information about their environment.

Published 5 June 2007