Person pressing the button and waiting for the traffic lights to change

Pelican crossing

Pelican crossings use traffic lights to stop vehicles, allowing pedestrians to cross. Pelican crossings give a clear signal when motorists need to stop and when pedestrians should cross. These signalised pedestrian crossing points are used where pedestrian road crossing movements are particularly high and the road in question experiences excessive speed.

Pelican crossings must be installed where the traffic light signals are visible to approaching vehicles.

Indicative costs

Pelican crossings with anti-skid carriageway surfacing and associated street lighting cost approximately £80,000.

A dual crossing would cost approximately £180,000.



Officers will undertake an assessment to determine what type of crossing facility is most appropriate, which may include not making alterations to the existing environment. This assessment will follow the current Department for Transport guidance in Chapter 6 of the Traffic Signs manual.


All costs stated are for guidance only.

Figures provided are estimates and are reviewed annually, with all costs subject to a site survey assessment.

You may be interested in...


Traffic Calming