What you can do to improve crossings for people walking

London Living Streets is built on the activities of those Londoners who feel strongly about improving our roads and public transport systems in the light of what pedestrians need. 

If you are interested in joining us and getting active around the issue of crossings, here are some suggestions of things you could do. For all crossings queries contact us on londoncrossings@gmail.com.

  • Inspect a signalised junction in your area that has no pedestrian crossing. Tell us which borough and area you are in and we will let you know where such locations (if any) are. It would be wonderful if you visited them and saw whether there is maybe suppressed pedestrian demand for a crossing. For example is there a nearby school, health centre, library, leisure centre, retirement home, or array of shops people need to be able to get to more easily on foot?
  • Do you know of any signalised junction in your area where pedestrian crossing facilities are missing on one or more arms? No such list of these missing pedestrian facilities exists. The only way to tackle this problem is for people to keep an eye open and see whether they are needed. Let us know of any such junctions where pedestrian crossing facilities are missing and you think are needed. We can then help you make a more organised site assessment and communicate this information to Transport for London.
  • Do you know any Pedestrian Crossings in your area where Wait Times need to be reduced? Each year TfL undertakes to review Wait Times (as part of its annual review programme) on those crossings recommended to it by London Living Streets. Let us know any candidates you want to recommend. We will make clear what supportive evidence the engineers would appreciate having and that is easy for you to collect.
  • Would you like to get involved in your local borough Living Streets, or Better Streets, or London Cycling Campaign group? Let us know and we will put you in touch.
  • In your borough is there a pressing need for one or more additional signalised pedestrian crossings on a particular stretch of road? Let us know and we will do what we can to assist.

Contact us at Londoncrossings@gmail.com

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