Pedestrian Crossings

MQT on 2003-07-16
Session date: 
July 16, 2003
Question By: 
Meg Hillier
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given TfL's desire to allow pedestrians to cross the road in one go why are so many sheep pen pedestrian crossings still in use? Does TfL have different standards for large junctions (eg the crossing outside Angel tube) and smaller roads (eg the crossing at the junction of Green Lanes and Stoke Newington Church Street)



Answer for Pedestrian Crossings

Answer for Pedestrian Crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Designs for new crossings on the TLRN are straight across where feasible, although this does often reduce the time available for traffic. However, there are a number of staggered crossings which were installed before my election aiming to maximise traffic capacity through junctions. Whilst it would be desirable to alter some of these staggered facilities to straight across crossings, there are also many locations where no formalised crossings exist at all. Crossings are being changed, often with other changes to the junction layout, but it will take some time to change them all. With the finite funding available, the introduction of new crossing facilities is considered to generally be a higher priority than amending existing crossing layouts.As you suggest, carriage way width is a factor considered when deciding on crossing layout. .