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]
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puffin crossing

n (Brit; for pedestrians) → sensorgesteuerter Ampelübergang
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The scheme also includes modifying the Waverley Road/Warwick Road junction to incorporate a right turn lane into Waverley Road from Warwick Road, a new zebra crossing in Station Road and a puffin crossing in Priory Road.
Wirral council is now seeking the views of residents to see if they would welcome the removal of the footbridge and the installation of a puffin crossing.
The Cabinet also received a petition from Clr Brice calling for a puffin crossing at the Cavalry Arms junction to help schoolchildren cross safely.
The council says the new Puffin crossing will be equipped with new safety features.
Now students are celebrating, as a puffin crossing has been put in place outside the school as part of the county's Safer Routes to School initiative.
ROADsafety campaigner YvonneHutchinson has launched a community newsletter, WakeUp Ashbrow, after securing cash for a puffin crossing on Bradford Road.
Thorntree Road, Thornaby Stockton Council's Direct Services are continuing amendment works to the existing traffic calming scheme on Thorntree Road, Thornaby and the installation of a puffin crossing until the middle of March.
A puffin crossing is due to be installed near the school entrance in early March and posters calling on drivers to 'Slow Down!' displayed on lamp posts are also the result of the school council's actions.
The pounds 70,000 for the new puffin crossing has been provided by Kirklees Highways Department and the Holme Valley Area Committee - secured by Holme Valley South councillors Nigel Patrick, Ken Sims and Donald Firth.