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A variation of the Pelican crossing, a British road system feature for mediating pedestrian and vehicle interaction. The pelican crossing has one or more speed humps (cf. Amer. speed bump) in the upstream direction of traffic flow, to force/encourage the drivers to slow down. There are usually road signs alerting drivers that they are approaching such a feature, and there may be signs notifying waiting pedestrians of the same. Presumably the signs for pedestrians are to let them know that vehicles may appear to be coming too quickly for comfort, but will most likely slow down on encountering the humps.

Also offers the advantage for the pedestrian (especially with pushchairs, wheelchairs etc.) of not needing to step up and down a kerb (or curb). thanks to Albert Herring

Humped zebra crossings are quite similar.

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