Reported via desktop in the General Fault category anonymously at 15:29, Fri 13 November 2020
Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2386148.
I am a bus driver mostly at the service H18 H19. Every day I pass the junction Pinner Rd/Headstone Lane a few times. For long time there is a problem with settings of traffic lights for traffic from Headston Lane towards Pinner Rd. Years ago after my complaint it was much improved, but cars on Headstone Ln is much more as it was before VB shop was open. (although cars to VB shop are not important now). Headstone Ln is a road with one lane at the end, even if one see two lanes at the end of the road if one is looking at the map. The maximum green light for this road is about 35 sekonds, minimus about 7sekonds. Usually if there is traffic at this junction cars from Headstone Ln are waiting 2-3 times longer than cars from Pinner Rd or George V Av. But it is not big problem, bigger one is that even if there is not fraffic at 3 sides of the junction , cars from Headstone Ln are waiting 6-8 minutes. Eg yesterday and today - 12:35waiting up to 12:43 - 8 mins, and green light was changed (only when I was sure I see it) - after 7 sekonds (60 sekonds the whole cycle) , after 15 sekonds (65 sekonds the whole cyckle) . 13:35 - 2x20 sekonds, waiting 8 mins as well. 15:20- 15:25 green was for 15sekonds, 15 sekonds , 16 sekonds - in this last time there was nobody "watching fb" the cars were in motion all the time, the light changed just in front of my bus. Queue was from the park up to the traffic lights nearly all day, despite there was no cars waiting on Pinner Rd or George V, just cars which were coming passed on the first turn. Main problem - but not only one - with this light is such setting of sensors, which will recognise flow of cars even if somebody is turning right. This turning is very tricky (used probably for DVLA exams) and car which want to turn must stop. by the time next car pass it on its nearside, sensor "thinks" that there is no cars at all, and changes light afters 7 sekonds. (I am not sure how it works , just my guess). If it is possible to ask somebody
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Posted by TfL at 08:19, Mon 16 November 2020
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