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Pelican crossing

A pelican crossing (PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled crossing) is a type of pedestrian crossing which features a standard set of traffic lights, a push button, and a further two coloured lamps, for the purpose of instructing pedestrians using the crossing. In the UK, these two lamps are in the image of a "green man" pictured walking, and a "red man" pictured stationary, whereas in the USA these lamps take the shape of "Walk"/"Don't walk" messages. Pelican crossings most usually also have some further non-visual indication that it is safe to cross, such as a beep, in order to assist blind or partially sighted pedestrians.



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