[Tagging] 2 meaning for crossing=zebra

SelfishSeahorse selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 13:36:58 UTC 2018


On Fri, 26 Oct 2018 at 12:53, Jyri-Petteri Paloposki
<jyri-petteri.paloposki at iki.fi> wrote:
>
> On 26.10.2018 10.44, SelfishSeahorse wrote:
> > There are some marked non-zebra crossings in Switzerland:
> >
> > https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/zMqUsiFYNMiJ3_kA4ODHSQ
> > https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/OVsXNBwnJXFIAobJxFjUlQ
> >
> > However, i'm unsure if vehicles have to stop there if pedestrians want
> > to cross. (Vehicles have to stop at the yellow 'zebra' crossings.)
>
> In Finland the marking in the first image is for an ”extension of a
> cycleway”, ie. a place for cyclists to cross the road. It's not meant
> for foot traffic and doesn't give cyclists precedence over traffic on
> the road, unlike a marked footway crossing.

There's a cycleway that ends about 50 m next to that road markings.
Maybe it has been painted at the wrong place. :-) (It's not uncommon
that road markings or signs are misplaced or illogical. My favourite
is this sign [1] places some metres in front of stairs.)

[1]: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CH-Hinweissignal-Sackgasse_mit_Ausnahmen.svg

>
> The second one would in Finland probably be used for marking the edges
> of a bump, also having no effect on the precedence of traffic modes.

Thanks for your explanations. Could be that the authorities intended
that car drivers slow down by pretending that there is a speed table
(kind of a visual speed table).

Regards

Markus



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