There are many factors that needs to be considered before embarking on the design of your footpath.
Types of Footpath Traffic
Even though in general all footpaths are similar, the types of traffic that would utilise the footpath often determine the type of materials used and the footpath design. Different types of traffic include pedestrian, cyclist, and wheelchair access that requires ramps and rails.
The location of the footpath will determine its design and construction. For example, a garden footpath will require little or no drainage, as the surrounding environment can absorb stormwater runoff more readily. Roadside footpaths however, needs to direct all water runoff towards the adjacent drainage system.
The foot path profile should be designed with the correct grades and transition from start to end, integrating the existing road features with the overall design so that the footpath is safe and trafficable and appropriate for the purpose it is designed for.
Choose Neilly Davies for your Footpath Design
Neilly Davies civil engineers have designed footpaths in strict adherence with Council requirements for over 35 years. We bring this engineering expertise to the table on every project to maximise the footpath’s design life.
For more information about our Footpath Design services or to discuss your project in more detail, call us now on 1300 730 340.