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Pedestrian Crossings

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his policy towards the provision of zebra crossings and on circulars issued to local authorities on the safety of such crossings.

Zebra crossings can improve road safety in certain circumstances where there is high conflict between pedestrian and vehicular traffic. We commend their use. The Department issued advice on these crossings covering inter alia, road safety aspects in advice note TA/10/80 "Design Considerations for Pelican and Zebra Crossings", a copy of which is in the Library. This advice has recently been revised. I will write to the hon. Member enclosing the latest information.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many zebra crossings and how many pelican crossings with lights have been authorised on roads for which he is responsible in each year since 1979.

The approximate numbers of such crossings are as follows:

Pelican CrossingsZebra Crossings