Following complaints from parents from Pilgrims Way Primary School, I recently visited a pedestrian crossing on the Old Kent Road near the junction with Ilderton Road.
For the crossing of westbound carriageway of the Old Kent Road the green man was on for just 6.5secs. I found it was impossible to cross the two lanes of carriageway before the green man went out and it is even more difficult for the elderly, disabled and parents with small children to cross within the time allowed.
Why is the pedestrian phase so short on this crossing? Will TfL to upgrade the crossing and extend the pedestrian phase?