Tooley Street pedestrian crossings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4344
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have noticed that all the pedestrian crossings along Tooley Street appear to have been re-phased, and now pedestrians seem to have an exceptionally long wait for the 'green man' phase to cross the road. I see people taking risks on these crossings on a daily basis. Can the situation be reviewed?

Answer

Answer for Tooley Street pedestrian crossings

Answer for Tooley Street pedestrian crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The traffic signals at this junction were re-phased to enable the BT diversionary works associated with the London Bridge station development. These works require the closure of the southern footway and westbound lane closure on Tooley Street near its junction with Stainer Street. To ensure general traffic was not significantly adversely affected, the signals were re-phased, but neither the cycle nor pedestrian green times were altered.

Cognisant that these works would cause inconvenience to pedestrians, and to ensure safety is maintained and reduce the risk of people walking on the road, TfL insisted on 24hr marshalling of the site, encouraging pedestrians to use the crossing points. There have been instances when marshals have been ignored/abused in their attempt to encourage people to use the crossing.

TfL will review the signal timings to see if the waiting time for pedestrians can be reduced.