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 principles

Where are courtesy crossings applicable and useful?

Can courtesy crossings be within traffic calming projects?

Why do drivers stop in a single lane one-way road?

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

Legal points

Are courtesy crossings legal and lawful?

Where are courtesy crossings mentioned in national road standards?

Where are courtesy crossings in the DMRB?                                               

Where are courtesy crossings in TSRGD and traffic signs manual?      

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