Other path features

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When planning and designing a path or network, the path surface is only one part of the overall picture. There is a range of path-related features that you will need to consider to allow people to enjoy and use your path network safely and comfortably. Many of these structures can make your paths more accessible to a wider range of users, so it is worth thinking about the practicalities of 'reasonable adjustments' that you can make during the initial planning and design stages of a path project, rather than trying to adapt things later.

Some of the structures associated with path networks are outlined below with internal or external links to more comprehensive guidance. Please note that these are presented in alphabetical order, and some sections need to be considered together, such as gates and turning spaces.

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