Puffin crossings are like pelican crossings, but they have detectors that can tell when people are waiting to cross. This is why you must stand by the push button box if the red man signal is showing. The detectors also "watch" the crossing and control the light signals so that you have time to cross in safety.
The puffin crossing has a standard traffic light sequence, but, unlike a pelican, it does not have a flashing amber stage. The advantages for drivers are:
If pedestrians cross quickly the lights will change back quickly
If a pedestrian presses the button but doesn’t cross, or crosses before the lights change, the traffic will not be stopped.
When it changes to green, and you are sure traffic has stopped, walk straight across the road between the studs.
If you would like to request a new facility please use our Pedestrian Crossing Request Form.
To report a faulty Puffin Crossing please use our online contact form or contact us using the detail below.