Designing for Pedestrians (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
September 12, 2007
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The reason I asked this question is because I have been working with Haringey Living Streets campaign who are trying to get, especially on bus priority routes, some of the very dangerous junctions to include a pedestrian green-man crossing. For example, there is one at the junction of Green Lanes and Frobisher Road, which is very near a primary school, where parents have to cross a very congested route, made worse by the number of buses that use the route as well. I noticed one of the junctions has been flagged up by Transport for London as needing work, but there are many other pedestrian and traffic light junctions which also need work. I was just wondering, do you have a process for these?

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Answer for Designing for Pedestrians (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Designing for Pedestrians (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over the last seven years there have been a vast number of light-controlled crossings which did not have pedestrian phases. As we work our way round the system we are putting pedestrian phases in; there are one or two we most probably will not be able to do, but there has been a dramatic reduction. Broadly speaking the cost of doing this tends to be quite expensive, so it is not a matter of rolling it out very rapidly; there has been this rolling programme over about five years. However, if you drop me a line about these particular junctions I will talk to TfL and see where they are on the long-term plan for being dealt with.