Bridges provide a valuable service to road users, enabling them to cross water and other major obstructions, without the need for a lengthy diversion. However, their very nature means that bridges often feature slopes and other potential hazards, which are especially dangerous to cyclists on wet days. Accidents on bridges for cyclists are often extremely serious and can be fatal. Therefore, anti-slip surfaces on bridges are of vital importance.
A 2010 survey by the Bicycle Network found that cyclists rated wooden surfaces as poor and unsafe, especially when wet. Expansion joints, which become slippery in the rain and create a bumpy, uneven surface, also pose a problem for bike riders.
At Thortech International we use Anti-slip material to make bridges safer for both cyclists and pedestrians. It also provides the bonus of solid substructure, which makes shifting less likely.