Coloured Surface Treatment
Typically, conflicts arise between bicycles and motor vehicles, when they share the same pavement or roadway. Without a grade or other form of physical separation, invariably the cyclist is vunerable to passing vehicles with a significant speed and mass differential.
The most effective means of delineation to separate cyclists and motor vehicles, in areas of shared pavement, is to have contrasting coloured pavements. Typically, the cycle lane (the smaller area) is treated in a distinctive red or green colour surface dressing.
Main Roads WA require any surface dressing for cycle lanes to have a friction value, similar to the adjoining pavement. In order for a surface coating to maintain a sustained friction level (ie. Not polish) it will require the addition of an aggregate. Typically, these systems are 2 component, comprising a high strength resin binder and a high friction aggregate (0.5 to 3mm). This ensures sustained friction values and no polishing.
Cold Applied Plastics are the Industry standard, for coloured surface treatments. Applied as a 2 coat system, base coat of resin, dressed with a calcined bauxite aggregate, then locked in with a coloured resin topcoat. This provides a durable, clourfast, high friction coating, with a service life of 8 plus years.
Key benefits of the Cold Applied Plastics (MMAs);