Cycleway fence with 'bump' rail
Bluedog has developed a modular cycleway fencing solution using powder coated steel tube, industry standard fencing materials and components and a fully engineered bracket to fix the handrails to the fencing. Our product has been developed with reference to the Austroads prepared document called “AP-11.14 99 Guide to Traffic Engineering Practice Part 14- Bicycles (1999)”. This guideline was superseded by “AGRD06A 09 Guide to Road Design” Part 6A-Pedestrian and Cyclist Paths (2009)”. More recently a related guideline has been released “Part 6B: Roadside Environment (2010)”.
We have prepared a document titled 'Review of Requirements for Cycleway Safety Fencing". This document is meant to provide a review of available reference documents for determining appropriate fencing requirements for cycleway paths and shared use paths. This review is intended to assist and inform the operators/ designers of such infrastructure. Our summary of the guidelines in Part 6A and Part 14 in respect of safety fencing is as follows:
- On flat terrain allow a lateral clearance of 1 metre (0.5m absolute min.) from the edge of the path. On high speed paths the clearance should be ‘considerably greater’.
- Where there is a hazard beside the path a barrier should be considered.
- Where a vertical drop or a steep batter exists beside the path a barrier should be considered.
- Safety fencing should be at least 300mm from the edge of the path. to avoid catching the pedals of cyclists.
- Where a safety barrier or other objects located within 1.0 m of the path(s) of cyclists it should be free of sharp edges, exposed elements or corners so as to minimise the risk of injury to cyclists in the event of the feature/ object being struck by a bicycle. It should be designed to minimise the potential for bicycle handle bars or pedals to become caught in the feature should an errant bicycle collide with it.
- Where there is a vertical fall: 0.25-2metre, that less than 5m from the path, a partial barrier is required;greater than 2 metre, that is less than 5m from the path, a full barrier is required
- Where there is a batter slope (without obstacles) with a fall of 1 metres:over 1 to 3 metres, that is less than 5m from the path, a partial barrier is required;over less than 1 metre (i.e. 45 degrees), that is less than 5 metres from the path, a full barrier is required
- Where there is a batter slope (with obstacles) with a fall of 1 metres:over 3-4 metres, that is less than 5m from the path, a partial barrier is required; over less than 3 metres, that is less than 5 metre from the path, a full barrier is required
- A fence of 1200mm high should only be used where the severity of the hazard is considered to be low.
- A higher fence should be considered where the fence is protecting path users from a very sever hazard.
- Fencing to be light in colour to increase visibility at night. (Part 6A 10.1)
The severity of the hazards, and likelihood of the hazard manifesting, for the cyclist will be a function of many variables taken together, including:
- The gradient of the path.
- The terrain and obstacles either side of the path.
- The frequency and acuteness of changes in direction of the path.
- Terminations in the path with other paths, stairs, bridges and roads.
- The eye sight distance of the cyclists and pedestrians.
- The levels of lighting along the path during the day and night.
- The width, camber and surface finish and quality on the path.
- The water drainage characteristics of the path surface.
- The quantity of users and the various purposes of use.
- The level of safety signage for users of the path.
We offer a:
- Full Barrier that is designed to generally prevent access to a slope or fall which due to the height of the fall, the existence of obstacles or grade of the batter, could result in injury.
- Partial Barrier that is designed to reduce the likelihood of access to a slope or fall which due to the height of the fall, the existence of obstacles or grade of the batter, could result in injury.
The features of our cycleway fence product:
- Fully compliant with Austroads Standard .
- Use of mechanical fixings avoiding the need for on-site welding negating associated corrosion.
- Modular fence design is considerably faster and cheaper to install compared to custom fabrication fencing products.
Budget Estimate Rates: Supply and install $250 per metre (full barrier) and $150 per metre (partial barrier), rates exclude GST.
- Fabrication workmanship: 3 years
- Installation: 1 year
- Powder coat: 10 year on colour fastness (conditions apply).
We supply and install cycleway fencing to:
- Adelaide metro and regional South Australia
- Canberra and the ACT
- Sydney metro and regional NSW
- Brisbane metro, Gold Coast and Sunshine coast (supply only)