Pedestrian accessibility in town : the French legislation, regulation and standardization

Everyone expects to go around town by himself easily. Since 2005, the French legislation, regulation ant standardization have improved in order to make streets and public spaces accessible for all.

By respecting every rule related to the accessibility of streets and public spaces, the precast concrete industry is able to offer products that make the public environment accessible for all users. The development of these products meet the expectations of both the public autorities and users associations, who look forward solutions on which they will build their accessibility policy, wishing for the street and public spaces to be accessible to everyone.

This document sums up the rules of streets and public environment accessibility, which affect either directly or indirectly the precast concrete products.

Keywords: Accessibility, Concrete product, Legislation, Public space, Regulation, Standardization, Street