Why are pedestrians comfortable to cross a single lane one-way road?

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.

What are courtesy crossings?

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 and a courtesy crossing? Design… Continue reading What are courtesy crossings?

Courtesy crossings

This is an introduction to the operation of Courtesy Crossings A relativly new concept, many people ask: What are Courtesy Crossings? What is the difference between an informal and a courtesy crossing? Although similar in design, the method of priority give Courtesy Crossings their advantage. Courtesy Crossings are applicable in a veriety of contexts. This… Continue reading Courtesy crossings