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Traffic lights at pedestrian crossing dangerously timed

Reported via desktop in the General Fault category anonymously at 16:44, Tuesday 1 March 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3354055.

The pedestrian crossing at Battersea Arts Centre shows a green person signal, which changes to flashing green as the time allotted for crossing runs out. The time allotted to cross is very short, especially considering this crossing serves a nursery/daycare and the primary school on the Shaftesbury Estate, and so is used by small children and families with prams. When the crossing signal changes to flashing green, the light for the road traffic changes to flashing amber. Drivers consider flashing amber lights to mean that they have the right to go through the crossing, as the same time as the flashing green walk signal indicates to pedestrians that they are still safe to finish their crossing. I have seen several dangerous near misses here, as well as instances where drivers became enraged at pedestrians, aggressively blowing their horns or screaming abuse. The road traffic light needs to be retimed to remain clearly red until the pedestrian signal has ceased being green, before someone is badly hurt.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. It was investigated by our team and regrettably we are unable to resolve it through Streetcare. In light of this, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234, or by using this web form https://tfl.gov.uk/ help-and-contact/ contact-us-about-streets-and-other-road-issues , who will be able to help you with this query

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by TfL at 07:30, Friday 4 March 2022

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