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Gallery: Maids Causeway Crossing at Fair Street

Could this become the first Crossing in Cambridge with changed preference. In other words it should usually show green light for Midsummer Common to Fair Street. It only turns green for Maids Causeway when it detects someone approaching on the road. So basically the set-up sort off turned by 90 degrees...

I am not aware of any design guides that would support this, however this should not stop us from trying. Signalling a red traffic light on Maids Causeway may reduce speed and even get support from the local residents, if they understand it does not necessarily cause cars to stop there at all times (as the lights would detect traffic approaching on Maids Causeway).

This gallery was created on Wednesday, 30th April 2008

The Maids Causeway ( CB5 8DD ) crossing (at Fair Street, CB1 1HA ) has an automatic detector. It is a TUCAN crossing turning red for pedestrians / cyclists within 6 seconds, but will actually maintain the red light for motor traffic as long ... [more]

This crossing is used by cyclists (and pedestrians) in both directions: along Maids Causeway and crossing it.

This crossing is used by cyclists (and pedestrians) in both directions: along Maids Causeway and crossing it.

When there is a queue of cyclists (as there usually is at peak time), all cyclists would have to do is to keep entering the crossing as long as another cyclist or pedestrian is still in the detection zone. In practise this does not work, ... [more]

The Maids Causeway crossing (at Fair Street) has an automatic detector. It is one of those modern TOUCAN crossings that will turn red for pedestrians / cyclists within 6 seconds, but will actually maintain the red light for motor traffic as ... [more]

Accident on Maids Causeway Toucan Crossing 3 March 2009 before 7:45 am. Ambulance and two police cars present. A person on being attended on the pavement, a car stopped on the road, witnesses being interviewed.

Accident on Maids Causeway Toucan Crossing 3 March 2009 before 7:45 am. Ambulance and two police cars present. A person on being attended on the pavement, a car stopped on the road, witnesses being interviewed.

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Maids Causeway toucan crossing with segregated parallel approaches, dual sets of call buttons and induction loops to detect cyclists. The crossing itself is not segregated but because of the approach arrangement, conflict between cyclis ... [more]

Exit from Fair Street - No entry, with cycle bypass

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