Traffic Lights at Marble Arch

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3471
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

To ask the Mayor why the phasing of the traffic lights both before and behind Marble Arch are set on such a short 'green man' phase. The current settings demand feats of athleticism on the part of local pedestrians not normally found in the general population.

Answer

Answer for Traffic Lights at Marble Arch

Answer for Traffic Lights at Marble Arch

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL's engineers have checked the pedestrian crossing periods at the junctions around Marble Arch, and have confirmed that they meet the safety standards and guidelines as set by the Department of Transport. The signals have a 'green man' period of six seconds, followed by a safety 'blackout' period to allow pedestrians to clear the crossing.