Advance Stop Lines at temporary traffic lights

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3077
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given that ASLs provide cyclists extra time to safely depart a junction before cars, why is it TfL's policy not to provide ASLs at temporary traffic lights?

Answer

Answer for Advance Stop Lines at temporary traffic lights

Answer for Advance Stop Lines at temporary traffic lights

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the vast majority of cases temporary traffic signals are used for short durations and consequently the additional time needed to install the ASL and remove the markings following completion of works would serve to increase the total length of disruption to users.

TfL is, however, investigating the feasibility of ASLs at temporary traffic signals where they are located at junctions or crossings which will require endorsement from Department for Transport on any regulatory aspect.

Subject to the outcome of this investigation, TfL will consider adding the provision of ASLs at temporary traffic signals to the London Cycling Design Standards.