Pedestrian crossings: blind pedestrians [1]

MQT on 2009-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2009
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many pedestrian crossings in London meet the minimum requirements on access for blind and partially sighted people ?


Answer for Pedestrian crossings: blind pedestrians [1]

Answer for Pedestrian crossings: blind pedestrians [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The minimum access requirements for signalised pedestrian facilities call for audible signals and/or rotating cones to be provided. At the moment, 4364 out of the 4904 signalised pedestrian facilities throughout London meet this standard which equates to 89% of these sites being accessible to blind and partially sighted pedestrians.

Of the 4364 sites which meet the required accessibility standards, 3937 contain tactile rotating cones while the other 427 have audible signals only.