2009 Edition Part 8 Figure 8C-9. Example of Pedestrian Barriers at an Offset Grade Crossing
Figure 8C-9. Example of Pedestrian Barriers at an Offset Grade Crossing
This figure illustrates an example of pedestrian barriers used at an offset grade crossing. A legend shows a black arrow indicating the direction of travel.
The figure shows an intersection of a horizontal roadway with two vertical lanes of a roadway with two light rail transit tracks shown between them. Black arrows show the direction of travel on the tracks as top to bottom on the left track and bottom to top on the right track. Narrow rectangular white areas are shown on the outsides of the vertical lanes and the upper edge of the horizontal roadway indicating sidewalks. Rectangular areas with small horizontal rectangles indicating brick walkways are shown on both sides of the tracks. A horizontal rectangular gray area indicating contrasting pavement color or texture crosses the tracks at a right angle. Vertical broken lines indicating fences on both sides of the tracks are shown extending from the outside edges of the track crossing and running parallel to the tracks. The fences are shown as a dimensioned height of 43 inches MAX. Parallel white lines indicating crosswalks are shown marked on each vertical lane at their intersection with the horizontal roadway. The crosswalks are shown on both sides of the tracks but are not directly opposite each other; they are offset by several feet.
The brick walkways are shown enclosed by broken black lines indicating sections of unconnected pedestrian barriers shown as a dimensioned height of 43 inches MAX. These barriers are shown at a dimensioned distance of 2 ft inside the edge of the brick walkways. They are shown as set up so that no openings between the barriers are opposite each other. Black arrows show that the direction of travel of the pedestrian path is from right to left from a sidewalk across a crosswalk, straight through an opening in the pedestrian barrier, diagonally down and to the left across the brick walkway and through another opening in the pedestrian barrier, diagonally up and to the left across the tracks and through another opening in the pedestrian barrier, diagonally down and to the left across the brick walkway and through an opening in the pedestrian barrier, and straight across a crosswalk to a sidewalk.