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A Pelican Crossing is a safer place to cross, which allows pedestrians to control the traffic lights.

It is called "pelican" because it is a:


Drivers should stop at a pelican crossing for a red or amber signal. Red and amber do not appear together on a pelican crossing, instead flashing amber is shown. This means give way to pedestrians; drivers may only proceed if the crossing is clear.

How do I use a Pelican Crossing?

  • When the red man is showing you should not cross.
  • Press the button and wait near the push button box.
  • Watch the red man signal on the post opposite.
  • When it changes to green, and you are sure traffic has stopped, walk straight across the road.
  • Walk between the metal studs in the road.
  • If the green man is flashing do not start to cross. If you are already on the crossing, carry on.
  • If there is a School Crossing Patrol working at the crossing, always follow their instructions.

Requests for new Pelican Crossing

If you would like to request a new facility please use our Pedestrian Crossing Request Form.

Report a Problem

To report a problem with a faulty Pelican Crossing please use our online contact form.


Contact Details

  • Name Street Lighting, Environmental Management
  • Address Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345
  • Out of Hours Telephone 0300 555 2345