Back to all reports

Pedestrian crossing keeps changing to red every 20 seconds

Reported in the General Fault category anonymously at 08:07, Wednesday 20 May 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2122095.

The pedestrian crossing keeps changing to red without anyone pressing the wait button. The noise is annoying for local residents and vehicles having to stop/start for no reason just adds to the air pollution. This has been ongoing since the start of the year and has not been fixed.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • Your report has now been resolved. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 15:05, Wednesday 20 May 2020

  • No, this has not been fixed. I just walked past on the way home and the problem persists. I have taken a video.

    Posted anonymously at 17:39, Wednesday 20 May 2020

  • This is still occurring when no one presses the button. I stood and watched it go through 3 cycles with no one else there

    Posted anonymously at 19:18, Wednesday 5 August 2020

  • Your report has been investigated by our team. These traffic lights are operating as they intended. This crossing has been adapted to prioritise pedestrian over general traffic vehicles using a technique known as Green Man Authority. In the absence of vehicle demand these crossings will default and remain on the pedestrian green signal, allowing pedestrians to know they have priority to continue their journey safety as they approach the signals. However, once a vehicle is detected the crossing will move to the traffic green signal and allow the vehicle(s) to continue their journey. This is an important tool in enabling traffic signal in London to be set up to support and prioritise people choosing to walk. If the problem continues please re report this or contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by TfL at 08:40, Thursday 6 August 2020

  • What a crazy idea for a road that has a lot of traffic. It is not a problem pressing a crossing button and waiting a few seconds to cross a road. You are causing noise and air pollution (irritating beeping and traffic stopping and starting). Why has it taken you 8 months to make this statement? Previously you just told me the issue was fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 09:23, Thursday 6 August 2020

  • If you require more information on the issue that you have reported please contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234 or fill out the form on this page help-and-contact/ contact-us-about-streets-and-other-road-issues

    Posted by TfL at 16:03, Friday 7 August 2020

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.