Stirling Corner traffic lights

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3746
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

When did the 24/7 Stirling Corner traffic lights experiment start? Has it been successful? Why is it necessary to hold yet another consultation on the 24/7 lights?

Answer

Answer for Stirling Corner traffic lights

Answer for Stirling Corner traffic lights

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has been operating the traffic signals at Stirling Corner on a 24/7 basis since May 2013. Since that time adjustments have been made, including the introduction of SCOOT (an automated system whereby traffic queues are monitored and signal timings adjusted in real time to balance the flows on the various arms and avoid excessive queues developing) in September of this year.

TfL continues to monitor the impact of the 24/7 operation of the signals. Current indications are that more traffic appears able to pass through the junction, but that the balance of traffic passing through on each arm in the morning peak has changed, with some increased delays being experienced on the A1.

There are no plans to undertake any further public consultation on the 24/7 operation of the existing signals.