The Newberry Dye-Pass Crossing AKA The Rules Of The Road.
Lynne Dye inspired MC Newberry. MC Newberry outspired me!
'Mentally flossing' - there's a phrase I quite like
And simple to do whilst riding a bike.
Not sure I'd indulge when approaching a crossing
For the risk of a front tyre its pattern embossing
On any pedestrian, young, old, or infirm.
Look right, left and right. Oh, when will they learn?
Old Zebra crossing are stripped white and black
Walk straight across and don't double back
Pandas were soon replaced by the pelican.
If anyone knows the diff'rence, I don't know how the hell 'e can!
But Pegasus crossings have different resources
To help all the riders sitting high up on horses.
Whilst Puffins have moved all the traffic lights nearer
So for the pedestrians the signals are clearer.
The Tiger's black and yellow with some new rules for bikes
You can cycle across so there's no need to hike.
And Toucan means 'Two can' - on wheels or on foot.
Just press the button then over you strut.
But beware the road user who's inwardly minded,
To beacons and walkers temporarily blinded.
Remember it's still not that safe on a crossing,
When approached by a cyclist who's 'mentally flossing'.