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pelican crossing

n
(Civil Engineering) a type of road crossing marked by black-and-white stripes or by two rows of metal studs and consisting of a pedestrian-operated traffic-light system
[C20: from pe(destrian) li(ght) con(trolled) crossing, with -con adapted to -can of pelican]
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Noun1.pelican crossing - an acronym for pedestrian light control; a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights that are controlled by pedestrians
pedestrian crossing, zebra crossing - street crossing where pedestrians have right of way; often marked in some way (especially with diagonal stripes)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
přechod pro chodce
fodgængerovergang
liikennevalo-ohjattu suojatie
pješački prijelaz sa semaforom
押しボタン信号式横断歩道
보행자가 신호등을 조작하는 횡단보도
övergångsställe
lối qua đường có đèn giao thông

pelican crossing

n (Brit) → Fußgängerüberweg m (mit Ampel)

pelican crossing

عُبُورُ الْـمُشاةِ přechod pro chodce fodgængerovergang Ampelübergang ειδική διάβαση για πεζούς paso de peatones señalizado liikennevalo-ohjattu suojatie passage piéton pješački prijelaz sa semaforom passaggio pedonale con semaforo 押しボタン信号式横断歩道 보행자가 신호등을 조작하는 횡단보도 oversteekplaats fotgjengerovergang przejście dla pieszych passagem de pedestres, passagem para peões пешеходный переход типа «пеликан» övergångsställe ทางข้ามไฟที่มีสัญญาณโดยผู้ข้ามเป็นผู้กดปุ่ม ışıklı yaya geçidi lối qua đường có đèn giao thông 灯控人行横道
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Yes it is a sizeable village, but it is the wrong side of the busy A1 trunk road and a government law prohibits pelican crossings on such roads.
Contract notice: Call for quotations for the Upgrading of Arterial and Distributor roads East Region (consisting of the implementation of line markings, signage, upgrading of pedestrian / pelican crossings including belishia lights).
At present traffic has to travel three miles via Nunthorpe bypass and Marton Road, contending with a major roundabout, three sets of traffic lights, four pelican crossings and an ever increasing traffic flow, with more housing being built along the route, to the Parkway access at Marton.
After zebra and pelican crossings, the big cat is the latest from the animal kingdom to appear on our streets.
Pelican crossings, which used a more sophisticated traffic light because it was far too confusing and was beset by mechanical failures.
1969 PELICAN CROSSINGS This crossing has a pair of poles with traffic lights, a push button and two pictograms: a red, stationary person and a green, walking person.
Transport minister Robert Goodwill said they will begin to replace pelican crossings from next year - with sensors to tell if a pedestrian had made it to the kerb.
If the zebra crossings were replaced with pelican crossings which in turn were phased with the traffic lights it might ease the problem, but when I suggested this to the Highways Department some time ago I was told that this was not a good idea as it may lead some pedestrians to take a chance when the lights were against them.
The council will soon turn its attention to improvements in Blackwood town centre, including proposals to remove railings along the High Street and switch pelican crossings to zebra crossings.
PELICAN crossings face extinction in Liverpool because they are the scene of too many accidents.
It seems to me that two pelican crossings are required, one at Hearsall Common opposite the row of bus stops, and the other in Earlsdon Avenue North alongside the junction with Hearsall Lane.
The Chester Moor Action Group is calling for the change because there are not footbridges, underpasses or pelican crossings.