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"Humped Pelican Crossing"

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"Humped Pelican Crossing"

Hello Everyone! We're back, jetlagged, and happy- we had a great time. More info/trip report to come. In the mean time, but my mind at ease, and help me get over the weirdest mental image. I saw a street sign in Greenwich that said "Humped Pelican Crossing." Please tell me it's not about distorted birds crossing the street? Can anyone help?

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1. Re: "Humped Pelican Crossing"

That should say "put my mind at ease." Sorry for the typo.

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2. Re: "Humped Pelican Crossing"

A pelican crossing is just a normal pedestrian crossing with traffic lights and a green man. It contrasts with a zebra crossing where pedestrians have right of way and can just walk out and the cars will (theoretically) stop. In this case the crossing is just on top of a (wide) speed hump.

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3. Re: "Humped Pelican Crossing"

From Pedestrian-Light-Controlled (PeLiCon) crossing.

Upminster, United...
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4. Re: "Humped Pelican Crossing"

I tried to find a photo of one, but found this which although off topic is quite funny.

www.airporttransfers.biz/funny.html

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5. Re: "Humped Pelican Crossing"

OK, now I want to know what a Toucan crossing is. Toucan cross at the same time?

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6. Re: "Humped Pelican Crossing"

Molly - you are spot on.

Pedestrians & cyclists

www.itsnottingham.info/tttoucan.htm

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7. Re: "Humped Pelican Crossing"

There is a complete zoo of crossings

Zebra, Pelican, Puffin, Toucan & Pegasus

www.2pass.co.uk/crossing.htm

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8. Re: "Humped Pelican Crossing"

and there used to be the Panda crossing to, but it wasn't too successful and got phased out.