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Pelican Crossings

Volume 888: debated on Friday 14 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will order an inquiry into the protection afforded by the guard rails on the centre reservation on the pelican crossing at Bradford Road (A650), Riddlesden, Keighley.

The pedestrian fences at this site are designed to guide pedestrians and not to resist vehicle impact. I therefore do not intend to hold an inquiry into the matter.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if guard rails placed round pedestrian islands on pelican crossings are designed to resist any form of vehicle impact.

The pedestrian fences are designed to guide pedestrians and not to resist vehicle impact. When used on a central island of a dual carriageway with a staggered pelican crossing the fences will prevent pedestrians being pushed by one another into the carriageway.