Trixi Mirrors

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0819
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for your answer to my question 428/2012 in which you confirm that an application has been submitted to the Department for Transport to allow Transport for London to install 'Trixi' mirrors at any traffic light junction on the Transport for London road network. Can you update me on progress with this application? How has the possible devolution of these controls to Highways Authorities affected this process? Once permissions are in place, how many Trixi mirrors do you plan to install in 2012?

Answer

Answer for Trixi Mirrors

Answer for Trixi Mirrors

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The DfT has now authorised Trixi safety mirrors for use by all highway authorities at traffic signal controlled junctions. A programme of fitting Trixi mirrors on the TLRN is currently being developed and the total number of mirrors will be finalised once this task is complete. We are aware that some London boroughs are also planning to fit Trixi mirrors to traffic signals on their roads.

In addition, Crossrail is also installing trixi mirrors along a number of its lorry routes. To date they have worked with TfL to install 49 mirrors covering 13 sites, with a further 22 mirrors planned to be installed in the near future.