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I have observed several cars running the red light, they are confused

Reported via desktop in the General Fault category anonymously at 19:00, Tue 15 December 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2433712.

Near Sainsbury's ; Cars travelling east are confronted from their point of view by a red light for them and a simultaneous green light for bicycles; if they are not paying 100% attention this is very dangerous; I reported it last year, having seen on several occasions pedestrians running out of the way of approaching cars ; I was nearly run over myself this evening - do not ignore again.

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  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team and we will update on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 09:13, Wed 16 December 2020

  • Your report has been investigated and we can confirm that there is a non urgent fault at these traffic lights. We have passed this to our contractors, and you should see an improvement within 28 days. 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

    To note all Action Scheduled reports are auto closed after 28 days, the fault however will be fixed within the timescale stated above which may be sooner or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 18:59, Wed 16 December 2020

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • This has not been fixed - I see no evidence of any change. In case I was not being clear in my previous reports, I attach a photo; this is what faces drivers - and 30 seconds before this shot was taken I witnessed yet another car jump the red light; I saw a couple with a baby in a stroller gesticulating at that car as they avoided it. I only had to wait 20mins for this to happen - therefore I conclude that it happens several times a day, so it is only a matter of time before someone gets hit. This will land up on your desk again at that point, in a legal dispute - only the damage will have been done. The solution is pretty easy : remove the large light on the left (ringed in red) and leave the small one below - the latter is easy visible to cyclists, and will not be read wrongly by drivers.

    Posted anonymously at 14:56, Sunday 17 January 2021

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