Signalled Pedestrian Crossings at Junctions

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0411
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

How many signal controlled junctions in London do not have signalled Pedestrian Crossing facilities on any of their arms? How many signal controlled junctions in London do not have signalled Pedestrian Crossing facilities on all of their arms?

Answer

Answer for Signalled Pedestrian Crossings at Junctions

Answer for Signalled Pedestrian Crossings at Junctions

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

There are 2,518 signalised junctions in London. 1644 of these are located on borough roads and 874 are located on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). 84 junctions (62 on borough roads and 22 on the TLRN) do not have any signalled pedestrian facilities. Introducing pedestrian (and other) facilities at some sites may have a disproportionate impact on other users such as bus passengers. A balance must be struck to achieve the best overall result for all road users, including pedestrians. In a small number of cases we are not able to provide a pedestrian phase at all junctions.

Signalised pedestrian facilities have grown in recent years. At the end of 2002, 16% of junctions did not have any signalled pedestrian facilities. Now it is only 3.3%.

It is not possible at present to provide figures regarding the number of junctions that do not have signalled pedestrian facilities on all arms. We will investigate if it is possible to have our asset register updated so that this information is readily available in the near future.