Tiger Crossings

If you're driving around Bournemouth, then look out for their first parallel crossing, which gives cyclists and pedestrians equal priority when crossing the road.

First introduced in London, the "Tiger Crossing" has now been brought to Bournemouth, with plans to create another one in the town next month.

The crossing, which comprises a standard zebra crossing with a separate parallel strip for cyclists, has been installed in Poole Lane, near LeAF academy.

Linking a well-used footway and cycle path, it also features ramps to force traffic to slow down around the area.

Tiger crossings are a variation of crossings used in Hong Kong where they were painted yellow and black - hence the name!

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