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A toucan crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing found in the United Kingdom that also allows bicycles to be ridden across. Since two-can, both pedestrians and cyclists, cross together, the name toucan was chosen.
There are two types of Toucan crossing: on more recent ones a "green bicycle" is displayed next to the "green man" when cyclists and pedestrians are permitted to cross and a red bicycle and man are show at other times; older ones do not have a red bicycle – bicycles are permitted to cross at any time (if it is safe to do so).
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 pedestrian/cyclist signal lights may be on the near side of the crossing (like a puffin crossing), or on the opposite side of the road (like a pelican crossing).
A related crossing type is the pegasus crossing for horse riders.
- The Highway Code, Rule 80
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