[OSM-talk] Pedestrian crossings and barriers

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Fri Aug 3 10:13:02 BST 2007

On 03/08/2007 10:08, Paul Jaggard wrote:
> Seeing as we're having fun with animal names, here's something very anoraky
> with some historical background of crossings in the UK:
> http://www.cbrd.co.uk/histories/pedestriancrossings/
> For example, pelican crossing were originally going to be called pelicons,
> from PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled.
> Just be grateful we didn't end up with some of the wacky systems mentioned
> (although the flashing amber arrow could have been useful).

You might be interested in this as well: "The Crossings Menagerie":


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