Red man at UK Pelican Crossing, with evening traffic in background
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:53.8 MB (1.4 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5337 x 3526 px | 45.2 x 29.9 cm | 17.8 x 11.8 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:4 August 2016
Location:Grappenhall, Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK
A pelican crossing (previously Pelicon Crossing – PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled Crossing) is a type of pedestrian crossing, which features a pair of poles each with a standard set of traffic lights facing oncoming traffic, a push button and two illuminated, coloured pictograms facing the pedestrian from across the road. These are a red, stationary person to indicate that it is not safe to cross, and a green, walking person to indicate that it is safe to do so. Pelican crossings also provide non-visual indication that it is safe to cross, such as a beep, vibrating button or tactile rotating cone in order to assist visually impaired pedestrians.