Making pedestrian crossings safer, Sainte Marie town hall, Réunion

Project carried out for the Town Hall of Sainte Marie, Réunion

Key dates:

- Need communicated 2012
- Contract awarded February 2013
- Contract running to 31/12/2014

The challenge

Sainte Marie is a hybrid town: although mainly rural, it is also home to the international airport of the island of Réunion. This means that pedestrians and vehicles mingle in the same traffic areas, which constitutes an increased accident risk. In order to make these areas safe, the Sainte Marie township decided to install slow zones (30km/h zones) in order to reduce vehicle speeds and protect pedestrians.

The LACROIX City solution

Road layout solutions to make the area safer

Safety was ensured initially by a company which installed speed bumps (trapezoidal plates) around the areas. LACROIX Signalisation then stepped in to provide pedestrian crossing road marking and "sharks teeth" markings (paint certified NF.)

Vertical road sign to indicate the area

Together with the road marking, the local team installed Lx3® First police traffic signs and panels type B14, A13b, C27, M2, C20a, M9d, A2b ( 30 km/h speed limit sign, pedestrian crossing sign, speed bump sign, etc.).