Pedestrian Crossings in Enfield

MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What action are you taking to improve pedestrian crossings in Enfield & Haringey so that they are safe for blind users? Transport for London figures show that ten crossings in Enfield fail to meet the national standard and have no audible bleeps or tactile rotating cones - making it extremely difficult for blind people to know when to cross. Please can you list these crossings? Will you commit to making sure that all pedestrian crossings meet national standards for accessibility and provide a timetable for making these crossings compliant?


Answer for Pedestrian Crossings in Enfield

Answer for Pedestrian Crossings in Enfield

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All signal locations in London meet the Department for Transport (DfT) guidance applicable at the time of their installation. The national accessibility standards for new pedestrian crossings can change and, in line with accepted practice across the country, TfL is working to bring all its signals up to current standards through its rolling signals modernisation programme.

Since the figures you quote above were released, TfL has upgraded another three sites in the London Borough of Enfield so that there are now seven locations in Enfield which do not have either tactile or audible indicators fitted. These are at the following locations:

Great Cambridge Road - Church Street Aldermans Hill - Green Lanes Sterling Way - Silver Street Great Cambridge Road - Bullsmoor Lane Bullsmoor Lane - Hertford Road - Mollison Avenue Mollison Avenue - Green Street Great Cambridge Road - Dearsley Road

TfL has undertaken to ensure that all signalised locations which have signalised pedestrian crossings will have either tactile or audible indicators fitted by the end of the financial year 2015/16.