Pedestrian Countdown Timers (2)

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What plans are there to increase the number of Pedestrian Countdown timers on London's crossings?


Answer for Pedestrian Countdown Timers (2)

Answer for Pedestrian Countdown Timers (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We have 4935 sites with signalled pedestrian facilities (junctions and stand-alone crossings) and currently 348 of these include Pedestrian Countdown. 

Countdown is now a standard element of any new traffic signal installation. When a junction with pedestrian signals is refurbished, providing the junction layout is suitable, Countdown is installed.  When a pedestrian crossing is refurbished, the default option is to replace it with a crossing that includes Countdown.

Over £1 million will be spent this year to accelerate the rollout of Pedestrian Countdown. Through this and our planned works, we plan to increase the number of sites with Countdown to 500 sites by March 2016.