Example 38

Crosses and crossing

This picture was taken near the railway station of Groningen, a busy area, or perhaps I should say a bussy area.


Is this a pedestrian crossing or not? The crosses indicate that something is not allowed, but is it crossing? The symbol of the walking man gives the impression you actually may/must cross here, or is it the opposite, is the symbol crossed out?
Probably it is a pedestrian crossing, the crosses mean that traffic (busses) should not stop here, but they did not want to make it a zebra crossing as then pedestrians have priority. I don’t know whether the person on the left is walking intentionally next to the marking or not….

Submitted by Dick de Waard after a hint by Matthijs Dicke

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