Reported in the General Fault category anonymously at 14:48, Sat 12 September 2020
Sent to TfL less than a minute later.
TfL ref: FMS2291231.
The light at the junction of Grandison Road and Clapham Common West Side (SW11) has several very dangerous faults, given that it is just adjacent to a very busy children’s park and the only crosswalk between many of the neighborhood schools and the common. Firstly, the green walk signal only last for a maximum of 3 seconds before continuing to flash for at least another 2-3 seconds while the light turns yellow to the drivers. This is extremely dangerous, given that the Walk signal is Unreasonably short and continues to flash while cars begin to drive forward. Numerous times, I have witnessed runners or bicyclists continuing through The green light as cars begin progressing only to have to slam on their brakes. As customary, the yellow signal should only begin Flashing well after the green walk signal has completely shut off. Even without near-miss accidents, the light is just much too short to make a complete cross safely, as people have to walk across so incredibly quickly. This makes it very busy and chaotic just before and after school When large groups of students, parents, bikes, plans and scooters are trying to cross at the same time. This is all just shortened by the yellow flashing way too early while people are still crossing with a green walk signal. Can someone please fix this issue. It is very dangerous. I have video of this problem and you may contact me if you would like to view further. Thank you.