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It is perhaps the best-known image of vulnerable road users (VRUs) in history: the Abbey Road pedestrian crossing in north London is famous from the photo gracing the cover of Abbey Road, the last studio album released by The Beatles, recorded at the nearby EMI studios. The iconic cover art shows the four celebrated VRUs - John, Paul, George and Ringo - walking across the road. And on the 50th anniversary of the release of the album, the crossing has now had a makeover. In addition, Wrekin and Thames Water have created a one-off, bespoke manhole cover, with a striking design nearby.