T is for Toucans

The Toucan crossing is second only to the Zebra for clarity and ease of remembering. Both bicyclists and pedestrians may cross on a Toucan Crossing, thus the name Toucan, or two-can cross. It is the only crossing where the bicyclist can ride across, and not have to dismount first [with one exception, which you must wait until the letter Z to find out].

Because they are made for bicyclists as well as pedestrians, they are usually wider than a regular Puffin or Pelican or Zebra.

Toucan crossing


About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, writer, traveler, Mormon
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9 Responses to T is for Toucans

  1. Mars says:

    I had no idea what a Toucan crossing was, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one come to think of it!

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  2. Dahlia says:

    Two-can but what about thousands? In Mumbai during office hours a policemen hold a thick rope across a pedestrian crossing and once he drops it, people just pour out on to the street – It is a sight not to be missed! I wonder what they call such crossings?

  3. shanjeniah says:


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  4. I love it, a bicyclist has to dismount and push the bike across, well, unless it’s a Toucan crossing, but why? Such interesting stuff!

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