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or are they just there to humour pedestrians?
what abouit toucan, puffin or pegasus crossings?
pelicans are going out
some good acronym/ portmanteaus in the naming though (apart from toucan)
It's my favourite name.
Puffin = Pedestrian User Friendly crossing or something like that... There is one 'F' in there.
I'd debate the user-friendliness too, as the green and red men are on the same panel as the button, rather than the 'usual' place on the opposite side of the road, which is much easier to see at the same time as keeping an eye on the traffic.
pe-destrian li-ght con-trolled - pelicon
puffin - p-edestrian u-ser f-riendly in-telligent
toucan - two can
pegasus - okay this one is just to fit the theme, no effort gone into that one
at the junction?
Especially that one outside Manchester Uni on Oxford Road. Hate crossing the road there.
but lets not get into that here
It's the same in Birmingham - Driving along Moor Street can be a pretty edgy experience, people have this strange tendency to stride out from between busses without considering there may be vehicles using the other lanes of the carriageway.
Drivers take more care when they know pedestrians could just walk out in front of them.
London is the most forgiving city for pedestrians, apart from in a few posho areas where the residents only drive everywhere (mostly in West London).
Of course it's the 10% of the time that they don't work that you have to worry about.
In France, 90% of the time no. I don't know why they bother to have them - they seem to merely be there to suggest, "This might be a nice spot to get run down."
Rather than being accompanied by a red light for traffic, the green man is accompanied by a flashing amber/zebra crossing type situation and you just hope that the bus turning into the road you are trying to cross doesn't wipe you out.
i liked that ireland used it.
It's extremely, extremely rare that I'll see a car ignore the red at a pelican. Pretty much the most worst thing you can do in a car.
(big fan of 'candy', by the way)
and pressing the button just made me look like a div next to the guy I was next to who I'd written of as some tosser who thinks he's too cool for road safety, as the traffic didn't stop until it was time for the traffic coming across to go.
SUCH A JOY TO ME
that is good song.
Seem to get missed by drivers quite regularly I find.
No idea who thinks putting a crossing immediately beyond a junction/roundabout is a good idea, it's dangerous for people using the things, drivers (cars slamming on brakes, etc) and just causes traffic problems.
Pretty sure it's an offence to drive through one if someone is waiting on the pavement, unlikely to be enforced though as the police have better things to do like stopping kids from drinking in parks and the like.
and the question is, do they do anything or do they just go green when it's convenient for the traffic lights, at cross roads and stuff. everyone else thinks he means zebra. damn foo'.
pelicans that are there just to be crossing definitely work, but the ones on big crossroads. they don't do anything
<<do the buttons do anything, or are they there to humour pedestrians>>? the crossings definitely work