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Dedicated and safe footpaths

BREEAM UK New Construction, Non-domestic Buildings (United Kingdom), Technical Manual, SD5078: BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 3.0, published by BRE Global Limited, suggests that dedicated and safe footpaths are:

Marked-out and clearly signed routes to accommodate building users arriving on and travelling through the assessed site on foot. They must also have the following features:

  1. Dedicated pedestrian crossing points are provided where needed to allow pedestrians to cross vehicle access routes
  2. Appropriate traffic calming measures are in place to slow traffic at any crossing points
  3. Developments with high numbers of visitors provide signposting to other local amenities and public transport nodes off site (where existing)
  4. Adequate external lighting in accordance with BS 5489-1:2013 Lighting of roads and public amenity areas.

--BRE Group

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