Accessible signalized pedestrian crossings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2009
Reference: 
2009/1542
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How do you defend the situation described in your Statement of Intent transport document which states that 'around a third of signalised pedestrian crossings are accessible to disabled people'? What is TfL's timescale for making the other two-thirds accessible ?

Answer

Answer for Accessible signalized pedestrian crossings

Answer for Accessible signalized pedestrian crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am afraid there was a typographical error in the statement of intent. The position is in fact much more positive, with 89% of signalised pedestrian facilities in London meeting the minimum standard for accessibility for disabled users, which requires that crossings be fitted with either audible signals or tactile cones.

Whenever a site is modernised, audible signals and/or tactile cones are included as standard. TfL and the boroughs will continue to work together to bring all remaining signalised pedestrian facilities up to the required standard.