Pedestrian crossings

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


Please publish a table showing the list of Transport for London pedestrian crossings across London that fail to provide sufficient time for pedestrians to cross as set by the 2005 Department of Transport guidance and which also fail to provide either an audible signal or rotating cone to assist blind and visually impaired people.


Answer for Pedestrian crossings

Answer for Pedestrian crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All traffic signals in London are compliant with the national guidance current at the time of their installation. There are 115 sites across the capital that are not fitted with either tactile cones or audible signals and need to be upgraded to take account of latest national guidance, which provides a slightly longer 'clearance' period for pedestrians to complete their crossing after the green man signal is extinguished.

It is not possible to extend the 'clearance' period at existing signals without a total replacement of the control equipment. The 115 sites will be upgraded to take account of latest guidance and incorporate either tactile cones and/or audible signals as part of TfL's rolling modernisation programme. Please see Appendix E