RTA Pedestrian Safety Fencing is a type of specialised fencing designed by the RTA to improve Pedestrian safety on NSW roads. RTA Pedestrian Fencing prohibits pedestrians from crossing a road at a midpoint, and instead forces them to cross at traffic lights safely at the designated area.
This is a significantly cheaper option for safe pedestrian through-fare than concrete pedestrian overpass bridges or the installation of additional traffic lights. The RTA standard specifies 5 types of RTA Pedestrian Fencing, ranging from Type 1 through to Type 5, although Type 1 is far and large the most common model. This fencing is hot-dip galvanized to provide a strong, anti-corrosion coating to protect the steel from the elements, giving it a long lifespan.