Pedestrian crossings in Enfield

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3728
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to MQ 0935/2012, there are still ten pedestrian crossings in Enfield which do not have an audible signal or other device to help blind or partially sighted people cross the road safely. I understand that TfL aim to have all signalised pedestrian crossings fitted with either tactile or audible indicators fitted by the end of the financial year 2015/16, but it appears that no work has been carried out in Enfield in the past 18 months.  Can you please tell me what action has been taken and when you expect all crossings to have appropriate warning signs in Enfield as this is a matter of urgency?

Answer

Answer for Pedestrian crossings in Enfield

Answer for Pedestrian crossings in Enfield

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At present 94 per cent of signalised pedestrian crossings in London include facilities for visually impaired pedestrians. TfL is working to meet my commitment that by spring 2016, the remaining 276 signalised pedestrian crossings will be upgraded to include rotating cones and/or audible signals and tactile paving.

In September 2013 TfL engineers carried out investigation into seven sites in Enfield which our records showed did not have tactile cones or audible signals.

Two sites have had work completed this year to upgrade the equipment, including the addition of tactile cones.

There are now five remaining sites in the borough which have neither tactile cones nor audible signals. These will be upgraded and made accessible by spring 2016.