Pedestrians waiting to cross a single one-way road need only need to wait for a single vehicle to stop in order to safely cross. Pedestrians waiting to cross a multi-lane two-way road need to wait until two or more vehicles from two directions have stopped. A far more difficult task.
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Courtesy crossings are successful when integrated with traffic calming. They work very well together. Draft here
There are restrictions on the design, number and the possible locations of controlled crossings such as zebra and signalled crossings. Courtesy crossings can be positioned to allow people to cross the road at places that are most convenient for them such as on a direct desire line of pedestrian flow. […]
A conventional informal crossing is a place such as at a centre-of-road pedestrian refuge or at a triangular island at a traffic roundabout where pedestrians are helped to cross the road. Drivers are not expected to and seldom stop. Pedestrians simply wait for a gap in the traffic and then […]
Courtesy crossings are a relatively new concept, though legally they are similar to conventional informal crossings such as centre-of-the road pedestrian refuges. The difference is that they are designed to encourage drivers to willingly stop for pedestrians. Other frequently asked questions are: Definitions What is the difference between an informal […]
This is an introduction to the operation of Courtesy Crossings