Pedestrian Crossing Timings (1)

MQT on 2012-11-21
Session date: 
November 21, 2012
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to Mayor's Question number 2095/2012 you stated: 'All traffic signal locations in London, including those on the TLRN, comply with DfT standards for crossing timings and therefore provide safe crossing periods for all road users, including older Londoners and those with disabilities'.

In TfL board papers of November 7th the Commissioner's report states: 'approximately 74 of London's 4630 signalised locations with pedestrian facilities do not meet the most recent DfT guidelines for the minimum amount of time for pedestrians to complete their crossing'

Please apologise for misleading Londoners and publicly confirm the number of crossings that do not meet current DfT guidelines?


Answer for Pedestrian Crossing Timings (1)

Answer for Pedestrian Crossing Timings (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All traffic signal locations in London have safe crossing periods that are compliant with the prevailing DfT standards at the time they were originally installed. In all cases these provide a safe period for pedestrians to cross.

There are currently 70 signalised crossing locations in London where the timings do not meet the latest DfT standards for new installations (introduced in 2007), a reduction from the previously reported figure of 74.