Drop Kerb Crossing Audit
Project Centre was commissioned by the City of London Corporation to undertake an audit of all uncontrolled drop kerb crossing points in the City, of which there are in excess of six hundred, with the purpose of checking their compliance to new specific City standards being developed. Project Centre also developed the City standards in conjunction with the audit project on their behalf.
The City of London is the historic core of London and sometime referred to simply as the City or the square mile, and houses the UK’s financial district. Originally founded by the Romans as a merchant trading port in 50AD it is now bounded by the River Thames in the south and numerous London Boroughs on its remaining sides. The City of London Corporation are the governing authority for the City and (uniquely) encompass the City police force and the Lord Mayor of London.
Project Centre’s involvement included a comprehensive audit of all roads in the City, to check compliance to uncontrolled drop kerb crossing standards, in terms of tactile layout, height of kerbs, gradients, width and general maintenance issues including visual indications of ponding. All data was photographed and recorded onto site collation sheets for subsequent incorporation into schedules. Specific remedial schedules were also produced to highlight problems and maintenance issues.
The final output from the project was a comprehensive report with corresponding layout drawings showing crossing locations, with appendices containing the crossing and remedial schedules. The report enabled the City of London Corporation to identify a remedial programme for crossing upgrade purposes.