Bus stop in Ulm
A newly constructed bus stop in Ulm needed to be upgraded with tactile markings for the blind. This a stop made of Kassel kerbs and the installation area was created using concrete slabs measuring 30 × 30 cm, with the visual demarcation from the Kassel kerb being black paving stones. The city of Ulm was looking for a solution that would allow the tactile markings for the blind to be applied without needing to close the bus stop for long, and without having to set up a replacement stop. After a product demonstration, the civil engineering company was commissioned to apply the Triflex tactile marking system. The civil engineering work would have taken a whole day to complete; in contrast, the Triflex solution took just an hour and a half to apply. And it was all done without having to interrupt the flow of traffic. This equates to a time saving of almost 90%, with an equivalent end result. The project demonstrates that using the Triflex tactile marking system means smaller projects can be carried out in the shortest possible time.
- Long-lasting durability
- Resistance to frost and de-icing salt
- DIN-compliant geometry
- Very good tactile recognition for blind people
Refurbishment steps overview
- Cleaning and sweeping the substrate
- Masking the surface to be marked
- Priming the surface to be marked
- Stirring the cold plastic with a whisk
- Adding hardener and mixing the cold plastic with the hardener using a whisk.
- Distributing the cold plastic using a notched trowel
- Placing and lightly pressing in guide plates for the blind into the adhesive layer.
- Removing adhesive tape, job finished