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Sensor broken - Cycling traffic light not turning green

Reported via desktop in the Stuck on red category by Saarah Nakhuda at 09:30, Tuesday 20 February 2024

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS5603153.

Especially in the evenings, the traffic light for cyclists to turn left onto Victoria Embankment does not turn green, and the other traffic lights rotate multiple times before cyclists are forced to guess when is safe for them to jump across.

This has happened to me many times when I've finished work late over the last year, so I suspect either it's an issue with the sensor that detects if there are any bikes in the lane (there always are!), especially in the dark, or the priority system, which (because there are always bikes heading in that direction) doesn't make sense.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. Your report has been investigated and we can confirm that there is a fault with these traffic lights. We have therefore referred this to our contractors and as it is classed as an emergency it will be fixed or made safe within 24 hours. 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 09:50, Tuesday 20 February 2024

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