Minimum access requirements at pedestrian crossings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2009
Reference: 
2009/2084
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does Transport for London have a work programme and a deadline to ensure that 100% of signalised pedestrian facilities throughout London meet the minimum access requirements for blind and visually impaired people?

Answer

Answer for Minimum access requirements at pedestrian crossings

Answer for Minimum access requirements at pedestrian crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Further to my answer to your previous question 1542/2009, 89% of signalised pedestrian facilities in London already meet the current minimum standard for accessibility for disabled users, which require that crossings be fitted with either audible signals or tactile cones.

Whenever a site is modernised through TfL's modernisation programme, 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 within the existing signals modernisation programme, although there is no deadline by which all sites will be upgraded.