A pedestrian crossing is an area of road that allows pedestrians to cross the road safely. There are broadly speaking two types of crossings: The first has white stripes marked across it. Some crossings have raised islands in the middle, creating a ‘refuge' where pedestrians can stop.
These are helpful for pedestrians crossing wide, two-way roads or multi-lane roads, because they allow them to walk across one direction of traffic at a time. The other has white lines and are often found in more trafficated areas. Both types of pedestrian crossings may be controlled by traffic lights, which pedestrians and vehicles must adhere to.