Pedestrian crossing access for disabled people (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-09-15
Session date: 
September 15, 2010
Reference: 
2010/2911
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many traffic signal sites which incorporate pedestrian facilities and which have neither audible signals nor tactile cones will be provided with these facilities in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Answer

Answer for Pedestrian crossing access for disabled people (3)

Answer for Pedestrian crossing access for disabled people (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Answer provided on 23 September 2010

4539 (91%) of the 4970 signalised pedestrian facilities across London have either tactile cones and/or audible guidance to assist visually impaired people. The national accessibility standards for pedestrian crossings have changed over the years and, in line with the accepted practice across the country, TfL is bringing all its signals up to current standards through its rolling modernisation programme and in the delivery of other traffic signal schemes on the network.

In 2010/11, 75 pedestrian crossing facilities will be modernised or upgraded as part of these ongoing programmes, bringing the total number incorporating either tactile cones and/or audible guidance to 4614 (92%). The number of traffic signals being upgraded or modernised in future years will be dependant, in part, on the Government spending review and provision of future funding.