Pedestrian crossings

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1242
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please list how many crossings there are with audible signals on Streatham High Road between the junction with Streatham Common South and Telford Avenue, and what plans TfL has to upgrade the crossings with no audible signals?

Answer

Answer for Pedestrian crossings

Answer for Pedestrian crossings

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The audible indication is one option that is provided for visually impaired pedestrians, and the other option is a tactile cone situated below the push button. It is not possible to install audibles at crossings which have staggered green times because the tone could be mistaken by the visually impaired as a signal to cross when adjacent crossings are on red and green.

Crossings on Streatham High Road between the junction of Streatham Common South and Telford Avenue that have tactile facilities are as follows:

• Streatham Hill-Streatham High Rd-Sternhold Ave-Leigham Ct Rd • Streatham High Road by Pinfold Road • Streatham High Road - Mitcham Lane - Tooting Bec Gardens • Streatham High Road by Streatham Station • Streatham High Road - Gleneagle Road - Stanthorpe Road • Streatham High Road - Streatham Common North • Streatham Hill by Downton Avenue Southbound • Streatham Hill by Wavertree Road Southbound • Streatham High Road - Becmead Avenue • Streatham High Road by Prentis Road • Streatham High Road by Woodbourne Avenue Southbound • Streatham High Road by Leigham Avenue Southbound • Streatham High Road by Broadlands Avenue Northbound • Streatham High Road by Kingscourt Road Southbound • Streatham High Road - Streatham Common North • Streatham Hill-Streatham High Rd-Sternhold Ave-Leigham Ct Rd

There are two sites that do not provide a facility for visually impaired pedestrians: Streatham High Road - Greyhound Lane and Streatpam High Road - Streatham Common South. They are both on the modernisation Programme for delivery in 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Locations are prioritised where a specific local need is identified to TfL for facilities for the visually impaired.