Swarco’s tactile pavement markings

First published in The Global Road Safety Review 2016 July August as Tactile pavement marking system aids pedestrians

Eurotac, Swarco’s latest tactile pavement marking system, is an easy-to-apply, preformed cold-plastic guidance system for pavements to support mobility and orientation of visually impaired and blind people in public spaces. Swarco says that Eurotac is the practical alternative for all situations where a later installation of conventional pavement markings made of concrete would be timeconsuming and costly.

The combination of dots and grooves creates a novel, universally usable and robust marking system for longitudinal tactile guidance and areas requiring special attention.