|UK Zebra crossing. Also this one is a bit famous|
|A zebra in the Netherlands. To British eyes, the crossing is much less visible|
I visited Bristol on Saturday (guided by Wheels On The Bike) and had a look at Baldwin Street. In my opinion it is one of the best designed pieces of cycling infrastructure in the UK to date. Bristol has used a bit of a work around to get zebra crossings on the cycle trackAt TRL, 4 different bus stop cycle bypass layouts have been trialled. This is one has a raised formal zebra crossing pic.twitter.com/8r5ZVtuA41— John Dales (@johnstreetdales) November 21, 2013
|Is it an actual zebra? It certainly has the stripes|
If you want evidence that this design works at slow speeds, visit a private car park. The majority of car parks in the UK have zebra crossings consisting only of zebra stripes, yet I hardly ever have problems with motorists ignoring priority
|From my University campus. Not regulation, but everyone knows what this means.|
That's why regulations for zebra crossings on cycle tracks should be relaxed. Belisha beacons are great when it comes to zebra crossings for motor vehicles, but are completely unnecessary when it come to cycling provision.
TFL want zebra crossings for a cycle track as part of CS5
@citycyclists Interesting detail - TfL want to provide zebra crossings over the cycle track pic.twitter.com/P9i4LFivDN
— Mark Treasure (@AsEasyAsRiding) January 20, 2015
It will be interesting to see if they have to stick to the letter of the regulations, or whether some elements will be relaxed by the Department for Transport.