'Countdown' crossing at Royal Parade
A NEW type of crossing is up and running on Royal Parade.
The signals, next to the Big Screen, were installed this week and count down to show pedestrians exactly how long they have to cross the road.
A green man still lights up when it is safe to cross, with a countdown before the red man appears to let people know they should clear the crossing.
Similar signals have been successfully trialled in London and these are the first of their kind outside the capital.
The changes come after 88-year-old Hazel Edgerton was hit by a lorry and killed at the crossing in 2010, with Judge Francis Gilbert QC naming the stretch of road as "a very hazardous junction for pedestrians".