puffin crossing


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puffin crossing

n
a UK pedestrian road crossing with traffic lights signalling red to stop the traffic flow when pedestrians are seen on the crossing by infrared detectors. The green signal reappears when no pedestrians are seen on the crossing
[C20: p(edestrian) u(ser) f(riendly) in(telligent) crossing]
Translations

puffin crossing

n (Brit; for pedestrians) → sensorgesteuerter Ampelübergang
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Also, as part of the scheme, the existing toucan crossing will be removed from the A4254 Avenue Road near Coventry Road; and the existing dual puffin crossing on the A444 Coton Road near Edward Street will be upgraded to a dual toucan crossing.
The incident happened just yards from a spot where Stirling Council recently installed a new puffin crossing, following concerns over the safety of the junction between Glasgow Road and Barnsdale Road.
These offences include stopping within the limits of a zebra, pelican or puffin crossing, not giving way to pedestrians once they have shown they are about to cross or driving on the pavement.
Concluding, Mr Monaghan said: It is also worth noting other projects in the area recently completed, including the renewal of a high friction surface on the A2 Sydenham By-Pass at Dee Street, a new puffin crossing at Lisburn Road at Fountainville Avenue, the removal of the roundabout and replacement of a zebra crossing with a puffin crossing on Tates Avenue at Ebor Street and a range of other local traffic and safety measures have also already been delivered.
A St Helens Council spokesperson said: "In regards to the puffin crossing on Church Road, Rainford, St Helens Council has received no complaints from residents or local businesses and no road traffic collisions have been reported to us by the police.
This involved traversing a road at a puffin crossing.
In June, North Tyneside Council gave the go-ahead for the pub to be demolished and an Aldi supermarket - with 72 parking spaces and a pounds 40,000 puffin crossing - built in its place.
There is a new puffin crossing on Court Oak Road, outside Queen Alexandra College, for blind people and a new permanent flashing speed limit sign in Hagley Road West.
The point is, when you cross the road at a puffin crossing, you cannot see if the green man is still there, or if he has been replaced by the red man of doom.
I can see three reasons for this; the puffin crossing stays red for ages because there is a constant streamof shoppers going past, they should stop shop deliveries unloading in the afternoon and the parking bays stick out into the road.
The original zebra crossing in Llandough was removed as part of plans to replace it with a light-operated puffin crossing.
In addition, as part of road improvement works in the town, the existing zebra crossing at the Chapel Corner roundabout will be upgraded to a puffin crossing.