Friday, 30 January 2015

Zebra gives way to a Puffin

Above: the newly-installed £35,000 Puffin crossing, controlled by traffic lights, has improved safety for pedestrians in Kirkgate near the junctions with Howden Road and Elliott Street. The Puffin has been installed just beyond the Mitchell Square turning, a few yards on from the old zebra crossing which it replaces (see below).
Above: the old zebra crossing in use in the late 1970s when traffic was relatively sparse compared with today's regular congestion. Photograph by the late Will Baldwin.