Guidance

Using bollards to reduce threats from vehicles (TAL 02/13)

How bollard schemes affect pedestrians, and planning advice to help with installing bollards to reduce vehicle threats.

Documents

Bollards and pedestrian movement

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This traffic advisory leaflet (TAL) outlines studies that assess whether permanent bollard schemes affect pedestrian movement or cause additional health and safety concerns.

It also gives guidance to help with the planning and design of bollard schemes installed for hostile vehicle mitigation.

The guidance was revised in November 2016 for the release of Influence of bollards on pedestrian evacuation flow (TAL 01/16).

Published 23 May 2013
Last updated 23 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Text amended to recognise the use of a vehicle as a potential weapon as well as alterations to traffic calming and bus stop designs to limit these attacks.
  2. Guidance revised to incorporate the release of Influence of bollards on pedestrian evacuation flow (TAL 01/16).
  3. First published.