Nudge pedestrian crossing trial

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Re: Nudge pedestrian crossing trial

Post by WHBM » Fri Oct 22, 2021 15:02

Gareth wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 22:59
What on earth is that all about? It looks hideous.
Similar, though not quite as bad, in Stratford, East London

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5425488 ... 384!8i8192

Has there been some free rein allowed on crossing markings ?

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Re: Nudge pedestrian crossing trial

Post by Gareth » Fri Oct 22, 2021 18:27

WHBM wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 15:02
Gareth wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 22:59
What on earth is that all about? It looks hideous.
Has there been some free rein allowed on crossing markings ?
Was there for the "gay" traffic lights that have sprung up in major cities throughout the Western world?

I suspect not and I'd be surprised if the DfT had anything like what Liverpool has done in mind, if an experiment was granted.

Pedestrian crossing facilities are safety critical prices of infrastructure and shouldn't be used to make political or artistic statements.

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Re: Nudge pedestrian crossing trial

Post by Gareth » Fri Oct 22, 2021 18:33

rhyds wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 13:18
It truly looks like someone got absolutely out of their skull on hallucinogenics then fired up Mario Kart and thought it was the best template to use to set up a pedestrian crossing
It's what I call Liverpool's Pepperland tendancy. See also the Mersey ferry they've painted in a similar fashion and, thus, looks similarly awful.

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Re: Nudge pedestrian crossing trial

Post by Peter350 » Sat Oct 23, 2021 20:53

Apologies if I’ve missed something but what is the supposed intention of these crossings that a normal pelican crossing can’t achieve?

If it’s to stop pedestrians crossing outside the studs (and into stopping traffic), then why not just erect barriers up to the nearside signals and forget about the tacky markings altogether.

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