Pigeon-Proofing Policy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2009
Reference: 
2009/1861
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do TfL have a policy regarding anti-pigeon measures at bridges on traffic/pedestrian signals to prevent the pavement and pelican crossings becoming unusable?

Answer

Answer for Pigeon-Proofing Policy

Answer for Pigeon-Proofing Policy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2006, TfL carried out pigeon proofing to bridges where a nuisance to pedestrians had been identified. The need for repairs to these measures is identified during regular inspections of each bridge and any necessary repair works are carried out as soon as practicable. TfL does not pigeon proof all existing bridges but a decision is taken on a case by case basis as appropriate and the measures applied are specific to each site.