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is this an accident waiting to happen

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is this an accident waiting to happen

saw this in my local rag http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15349080.Say_hello_to_Bournemouth___s_first_tiger_crossing_whi...

Say hello to Bournemouth’s first tiger crossing which gives pedestrians and cyclists equal priority

and my first thought wasn't too polite so I looked them up

https://www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/tiger-crossing

and that confirmed it - a cyclist bombs out onto the crossing without stopping and a car hits him or vice versa

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Re: is this an accident waiting to happen

Yeah I'd say so but don't bother trying to point it out, you'll be seen as a pest for it.

I worked for a council years ago who changed the way they did things, I protested and pointed out that a previous council employer of mine stopped doing this thing because it got them in trouble. I was told to shut it and that I was being stupid.

How I laughed when it got them into a massive hole some years later and ended up on every news program of the day! (including the national ones like itn!). My only regret is that I no longer worked there to see the bosses face.
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Re: is this an accident waiting to happen

How is this new? They do it anyway!
Including running red lights, going wrong way up one way streets etc, etc, etc.
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Re: is this an accident waiting to happen

I saw the tiger crossing part, and thought they'd created a path between a couple of zoos...

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Re: is this an accident waiting to happen

With the dozens of tiger statues dotted all around in recent years, Bournemouth seems to have some sort of tiger fixation.

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Re: is this an accident waiting to happen

so now we have a Pelican crossing and Cylican crossing Cheesy

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Re: is this an accident waiting to happen

Not sure I'd be confident of cars stopping to let me cross if I was on a bike or even trying to assume any rights or priority. Makes no sense to me and as @HairyMcbiker said, they'll do it anyway. 

I can just see it now. A car, a pedestrian, and a bike all involved in the same collision.

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