Access to pedestrian crossings for blind and partially sighted people

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0125
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You stated in answer to question 2014/0488 that you would ensure that every Transport for London controlled pedestrian crossing finally met the 1995 Department for Transport safety standard and has either an audible sound and/or rotating cone by March 2016.

Can you confirm that this objective will still be met and can you set out which remaining crossings will finally meet the standard over the next two months.

Answer

Answer for Access to pedestrian crossings for blind and partially sighted people

Answer for Access to pedestrian crossings for blind and partially sighted people

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Of the 6453 traffic signal sites for which Transport for London is responsible, 5093 have pedestrian facilities suitable for inclusion of an audible sound and/or rotating cone. The remaining 1390 traffic signal sites do not have pedestrian facilities.

At end of December 2015, 5049 of these have been made fully compliant, and of the 44 sites that remain, 33 are programmed for upgrading by March 2016.

The final 11 sites will not be completed by March 2016 as at all these locations there are major schemes planned in the ensuing months which will either incorporate audible/tactile facilities or removal of the signals altogether.