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Pegasus crossing installed in Northwood
IS it a cyclist? Is it a pedestrian? No, it's a horse waiting patiently for its turn to cross at the new Pegasus crossing in Northwood.
The specially-adapted crossing makes it easier for horse and rider to cross over Ducks Hill Road on their way from Ruislip woods to a nearby bridleway.
It is a result of a campaign by the Hillingdon Equestrian Society, some of whose members are pictured testing out the crossing.
Costing about £100,000 it was funded and installed by Transport for London (TfL).
There is only a handful in London, with Hyde Park corner and the A3 between Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common also sporting the curious installations.
Similar to a pelican crossing, it has been adapted with a control panel higher up, so a mounted rider can reach it, and a horse replaces the familiar green and red man signals.
David Rowe, head of borough projects and programmes at TfL, said: "Transport for London is committed to making cycling and walking around the capital safer, easier and more enjoyable as part of the Mayor of London's transport strategy.
"The new £100,000 Pegasus crossing is making such a difference to the area and not only serves as a quick link between Ruislip Woods and Bridle Path for walkers and cyclists but is also unique because it allows horseriders to cross, without dismounting."
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