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Pedestrians bemused as another ‘crazy’ crossing appears in Hull
A new 'crazy' crossing has been laid in Hull city centre. The bizarre and colourful pedestrian route was put in place on Thursday and has drawn bemused looks and second glances from members of the public. The road markings on Market Place have been commissioned by Hull City Council and use “behavioural science to ‘nudge’ more people to use them – and use them correctly.” For more traffic and travel news, click here. And make no mistake, there's no missing this crossing. Stretching the width of of the road it shouts out the attention seeking words “GET YOU”, “OH LA LA” and “OOF” as well as “WHITWOO” and “GOOD LOOKING”. Since being spotted earlier today the crossing has prompted scores of comments. The painted footsteps leading to the new crossing on Lowgate in Hull city centre. (Image: Facebook) On Hull Live's Traffic and Travel page some are seeing it as a positive addition to the city while others believe it's all a bit too much. Rachel Dudding said, “Doesn't strike me as the best idea to create a distraction to slow people down crossing the road to read it. Clearing the crossing quickly is surely a better idea.” Denise Wilson added, “So pedestrians will be that busy reading this while crossing they won’t pay attention to oncoming traffic an potentially get knocked over.” Others believe it isn't the right style for the old town saying it “doesn't look right in the old town, looks like the circus is coming!!!!” but Becky Longbottom says it's a plus for Hull, “the council are doing something to brighten up our city and make it more appealing.” Get traffic updates for your area The new crossing is accompanied by painted footprints on the pavements leading up to it and the council says the design and layout are, “the first of their kind in the UK (with) eye-catching designs to encourage people to use them.” The new centre markings follow on from those laid at Anlaby Road earlier this week which also caused strong reactions from local residents. In a statement, Hull City Council said the crossings on Anlaby Road and Market Place are temporary.