Signalised Pedestrian Crossings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0876
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A number of junctions with traffic lights in London do not provide 'green-man' crossing signals for pedestrians. Does TfL have an obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act to make the `reasonable adjustment' of providing pedestrian crossing signals at all arms of junctions with traffic lights, to ensure that people with a disability do not find it significantly harder to access everyday services?

Answer

Answer for Signalised Pedestrian Crossings

Answer for Signalised Pedestrian Crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL does not have an obligation under the Act to provide pedestrian crossings at signalised junctions. The Act places a requirement on all service providers to make reasonable adjustments to provide a level of service that is accessible to disabled people. However, while the Act requires changes to service vehicles, it does not make the same requirement on highway facilities such as crossings. Therefore, the requirement is to ensure that where crossings are installed these conform to appropriate guidance and standards, and include tactile paving, dropped kerbs and rotating cones.In 2000, 75.69% of junctions had pedestrian facilities, compared to 85.43% in 2007.