Paper by GANSTER from ISCR 12th 2014 Prague Czech Republic
Using appropriate security barriers for directing the traffic in urban areas, close to downtown, shopping centers, protecting working zones in urban areas in general, and separating traffic, is essential for the safety of different traffic users. The traffic flow at industrial, commercial and public areas is easily managed by using precast modular security barriers. The market offers a wide range of products for separating pedestrians and cyclists from heavy traffic in order to avoid direct contact and injuries. Security barriers are used if the European Norm for road restraint systems, EN 1317, is not any more required because of reduced speed of traffic users. In the most EU countries security barriers need to have a national approval from the relevant authority with typical national requirements. Modern security barriers for urban demand are developed based of experience and with the know-how of crash tested EN 1317 restraint systems and similar characteristic. In the field of security barriers you can find numerous solutions produced in different materials. The main request from the user of security barriers is to protect and separate and keep flexibility in moving the barrier. Slim barriers, with rubber pads on the bottom and modular connection are the best choice in separating and secure different road users in order of space-saving.