‘Green figure’ sign causes a stir

Green figure sign on John Adams Way.
Green figure sign on John Adams Way.

A SIGN instructing Boston pedestrians to cross with the ‘green figure’ instead of ‘green man’ has caused a stir online.

The sign has been put up at the crossing in John Adams Way near the High Street - and was criticised by Boston borough councillor Ossy Snell as “silly”.

The story featured on this week’s Boston Standard front page and has since been picked up by the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph - with many comments by readers critical of the sign and Lincolnshire County Council.

The Mail asked, on its website: “Is this the most PC council in Britain? Green man on pedestrian crossing becomes gender neutral ‘green figure’”.

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