Toucan and Pegasus (Equestrian) Crossings
Toucan crossings may look a little like pelican and puffin crossings to start with but they are usually much wider as cyclists can also use them hence the name Toucan crossing comes from the idea Two Can Cross as in pedestrians and cyclists.
These crossings are usually placed near parks and areas where there are large volumes of cyclists.
On newer toucan crossings there is a green bicycle shown next to the green man and a red bicycle shown next to the red man.
There light sequence for road users is more similar to a puffin crossing where there is no flashing amber light as the lights will be red, red and amber then green alone, not red, flashing amber, green.
Also similar to puffin crossings they have sensors that scan the crossing ensuring that all pedestrians and cyclists have completed the crossing.
Drivers should also treat toucan crossings in a similar way to pelican and puffin crossings.
Pegasus Crossings are the least common of all crossings.
They are mainly for the use of horse riders and are usually in areas where there are lots of horse riders and horse riding schools.
They can look similar to puffin and toucan crossings but they have some slight differences.
Instead of having just the one yellow box within human reach they also have a second yellow box which is a lot higher up. The reason for this is so when horse riders are on their horses they can easily get to the button rather than having to dismount and then rush back on the horse again.
They also have scanners that scan the road to ensure both horse riders and pedestrians have completed but these scanners tend to take a longer time before changing for road users as the horse riders may take a longer time to cross.
It is essential that when waiting at a Pegasus crossing that you do not rev your engine as the noise of revving your engine can cause distress to the horse or horses that may be crossing and make them react in a devastating way. Every year horse riders are thrown off their horses because the horses hear the noise from the cars and as it scares them they either start to increase their speed vigorously or veer off course which may cause the rider to lose balance and fall off running the prospect of being run over.