Australian Disabled Access Consultants was recently invited by Parsons Brinkerhoff Australia to provide disability access design advice for the Sydney Olympic Park Authority’s Stage 1 upgrading work of the Murray Rose Avenue road design and car parking area.

The proposed road design at Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush included carriageway and footpath design, intersection slip lanes, cycle pathways, footpath and kerb crossings, roadway pedestrian crossings and traffic islands, traffic control signals, parking area access roadways and civil engineering upgrading works.

Australian Disabled Access Consultants disability access design advice will address compliance with the principles of the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1992, the Draft Disability (Access to Premises) Standards and Australian Standards AS1428.1–2009 and AS1428.4.1–2009 guidelines.

The guidelines cover footpaths, kerb ramps and hand rails, tactile ground surface indicators and hand rail tactile indicators, continuous safe paths of travel within the intersections, pedestrian road crossings and line marking, median strips and pedestrian safety islands, slip resistant pavement surfaces, traffic control lights, pulsing and audio signalling devices, lighting illumination, electric light poles, street and crossing signs, street furniture, and signage.