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Route From The Bus Stops On The Crescent To Maxwell Building

The University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT

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Introduction

  • This route is from the bus stop on the south side of The Crescent (for buses from the city centre) and the bus stop on the north side of the Crescent (for buses from Pendlebury), to the Maxwell Building main entrance.

Bus Stop on the South Side of The Crescent

  • This bus stop has a raised kerb and a brick block paving surface.
  • The bus shelter here has a seat available.

South Side Bus Stop to the Pelican Crossing

  • After alighting from a bus, turn left (back towards the city centre).
  • The path here has a tarmac surface, with an easy slope towards the road.

Crossing The Crescent Westbound

  • There is a pelican crossing here.
  • The buttons are 103 and 112cm high.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The carriageway is two lanes wide, has a tarmac surface and has a moderate slope up to the central reservation.
  • The pelican crossing does not have an audible signal.

The Crescent Central Reservation

  • The central reservation is level with a brick block paving surface.

Crossing The Crescent Eastbound

  • There is a pelican crossing here.
  • The buttons are 104 and 114cm high.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The carriageway is two lanes wide, has a tarmac surface and has a moderate slope down to the north side.
  • The pelican crossing does not have an audible signal.

Bus Stop on the North Side of The Crescent

  • This bus stop has a raised kerb and a brick block paving surface.
  • The bus shelter here has a seat available.
  • There is an exit from the centre rear of the bus shelter.

North Side Bus Stop to the Pelican Crossing

  • After alighting from a bus, turn right (towards the city centre).
  • This path has a tarmac surface, with a line of tactile paving at the crossing.
  • It has an easy slope down to the crossing.

Path from the Pelican Crossing

  • After the pelican crossing, continue along the path in the direction of the city centre.
  • The path has a tarmac surface, which is uneven in places.

Crossing the Peel Park Campus Entrance Road

  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • The road has a tarmac surface.

Continuing Along The Crescent

  • Continue on the path along The Crescent.
  • The path is tarmac, has an uneven surface and easy slopes.

Crossing Peel Park Campus Exit Road

  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • The road has a tarmac surface.

Turn into the Peel Park Campus

  • After crossing the exit road, turn left and follow the path.
  • This path has a tarmac surface with a moderate slope up then down.

Crossing the Service Road to the Maxwell Building Blue Badge Bays

  • There is a dropped kerb without tactile paving and with a shallow lip down onto the road.
  • There is a zebra crossing marked on the road, which has a tarmac surface and a moderate slope up then down.
  • There is a dropped kerb on the far side of the crossing, with tactile paving between bollards 169cm apart.

In Front of Maxwell Building

  • After crossing the service road, head diagonally to the right to access the ramp to the entrance, or straight ahead to access the steps.
  • This area has a brick block paving surface, which is slightly uneven.

Ramp to the Maxwell Building

  • The ramp is to the right of the main entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp has a moderate gradient and a concrete surface.
  • It is 120cm wide and has handrails both sides.

From the Ramp to the Maxwell Building Entrance

  • At the top of the ramp, turn left and follow the path around the side of the building to the entrance.
  • This area has a paving slabs surface, which is slightly uneven.

Steps to the Entrance

  • The steps are in front of the entrance.
  • There are 6, medium high, marked steps with handrails both sides.
  • These steps can be bypassed by using the ramp.
  • The area at the top of the steps has a paving slabs surface, which is slightly uneven.

Outside Access (Maxwell Building Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 137cm (4ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • To the left of both sets of automatic doors there are double manual doors 138 cm wide which open towards you (shown in photograph 2).
    • Related link Maxwell Building.