York Road traffic lights, Waterloo

MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have been contacted by a constituent who is concerned that the sequencing and frequency of the pedestrian traffic lights on York Road at the junction with Station Approach with those at Waterloo Roundabout is causing significant tailbacks of traffic. My constituent has witnessed buses and HGVs blocking the crossing, forcing pedestrians to cross around them, risking conflicts with cyclists. Will you look into the sequencing of these traffic lights?


Answer for York Road traffic lights, Waterloo

Answer for York Road traffic lights, Waterloo

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The signals at the junction of York Road / Station approach have recently undergone modernisation. While these works were taking place, the linking with the junction at Waterloo Roundabout was temporarily lost and as a consequence, traffic flow between these two signals was not coordinated.

Signal linking has now been restored and engineers will continue to monitor the coordination to ensure that, where possible, signal timings prevent pedestrian crossing points becoming blocked.