Belfast Telegraph

£55k puffin crossing on East Link Road in Dundonald opens

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the completion of a £55,000 pedestrian and cycle toucan puffin crossing on East Link Road, Dundonald.

"This crossing will improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists, particularly vulnerable road users such as children, the elderly and people with disabilities," he said.

Puffin crossings are relatively new in Northern Ireland.

A green 'bicycle' is displayed next to the 'green man' when cyclists and pedestrians are permitted to cross.

Additionally, unlike the pelican crossing, before the lights for vehicles go back to green, a steady red and amber are displayed instead of a flashing amber.

The minister added: "The main consideration in choosing the location was to have it as close as possible to the existing crossing of the Comber Greenway with East Link Road."

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