Thursday, 20 February 2014

Pedestrian Zone

Last week I posted the sign on John Street - Pedestrian Zone Ends - but I rather suspect it confused a number of my transatlantic visitors as there "jaywalking" as they call it is not allowed. Here in the UK you can walk on the road if you want to, but traffic has priority so you need to take care.

Here in Hamnett Street is the start of the pedestrian zone through Market Place into John Street.

The sign says "no vehicles" but then there is the caveat - "except for access" - so it's allowed for cars to drop people off at the shops and the pub, but pedestrians have priority so drivers have to go slowly and look out for people.

The bottom sign means - no parking - but as you can see it's often ignored.

A contribution to signs, signs.


  1. A good streetscape shot. My eyes are drawn to the young woman's red headdress.

  2. You just have to love exceptions to rules! Perfect catch of the parked car ignoring the sign. :)

  3. Looks like a sign that people tend to ignore!

  4. I like the pedestrian-friendly rules....I wish we had more of that.