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Pedestrian Crossings

Volume 905: debated on Tuesday 10 February 1976

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he has given to local authorities about the relative advantages of zebra and pelican crossings on roads where there are bus lanes; and in what communications such advice has been set out.

Circular Roads No. 19/74 advised that pelican crossings may be especially suitable in bus lanes, where there may be difficulty in laying zig-zag markings and in enforcing the overtaking prohibition applying to zebra crossings and where pedestrians may be endangered by traffic moving faster or approaching from an unexpected direction. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the circular.