External path width

  • The clear width of an accessible path should be above 1800mm.
  • When there is proven to be restricted space, a minimum of 1200mm may be allowed.
  • Materials of contrasting colour and texture should be used to define the edge of an accessible path.

Passing Places

  • Where the size of path is below 1800mm then there needs to wider passing places for two wheelchairs to pass easily.
  • Passing places should be spaced at not more than 30 metres apart.
  • Passing areas should be set back from accessible paths so not to cause obstruction to movement