How to design and install pedestrian crossings (LTN 2/95)

The requirements and recommended methods for designing and installing pedestrian crossings.


LTN 2/95 The design of pedestrian crossings

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This document recommends methods for designing and installing all types of crossings, including zebra crossings, puffin crossings, toucan crossings and pelican crossings.

The document gives details on requirements for:

  • school crossing patrols
  • visibility, lighting and signing
  • crossing widths
  • guard railing
  • crossing approach surfaces for footways and carriageways
  • facilities for disabled pedestrians
Published 8 April 1995