Quote:Answering a question from London assembly member Jenny Jones in 2012, the Mayor said: "When a bus lane was introduced on New Kent Road approximately 10 years ago, the toucan crossing was converted to a pelican crossing following concerns about the reduction in capacity caused by the removal of a lane for general traffic.
"Since then, cyclists have continued to use the facility as if it were a toucan crossing.
"To enable construction works to take place at the major development site on the corner of Elephant Road and New Kent Road, TfL has temporarily relocated the pelican crossing 50 metres eastward.
"However, there was no plan to install a new toucan crossing [and] an unintentional error was made in some of the consultation materials which referred to a 'relocated toucan' when in actual fact it is a 'relocated pelican'.
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