FOI request detail

Completion date for the installation of pedestrian count down lights at the junction between Edith Grove(A3220) and Cremorne Road/Ashburnham Road in SW10?

Request ID: FOI-0289-1718
Date published: 13 July 2017

You asked

RBKC's Infrastructure Development Plan (part of the 2010 Local Plan) indicates TfL would upgrade these unprotected zebra crossings during 2017/18. At 18.3.11 in the Local Plan it says "The one way system with a high volume of heavy traffic and poor pedestrian crossings makes for a poor pedestrian environment.The Council will work to returning the one-way system to two-way working." In the current Partial Review of the Local Plan it is stated in Chapter 9 about Lots Road/World's End that "The high volume of vehicular traffic associated with the one-way system acts as a barrier to pedestrians adding to the perception that the area is isolated.Improving connections with the wider area is therefore vital." In the light of these long held concerns when is TfL due to complete the installation of pedestrian count down lights at this junction where a small traffic island is connected to three unprotected zebra crossings which are not light controlled and so dangerous to use?

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0289-1718


Thank you for your email received by us on 10 May 2017 asking for information about the installation of pedestrian countdown lights at the junction between Edith Grove and Cremorne Road / Ashburnham Road and the A3220 junctions with Kings Road.


Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our Information Access Policy. I can confirm we hold some of the information you require. You asked for:


TfL submitted a list of schemes to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBK&C) to be included in their Infrastructure Plan. These included:


  • A3220 Edith Grove junction with Kings Road and;

  • A3220 Gunter Grove junction with Kings Road and Ashburnham Road to Cremorne Road


The proposals contained within these schemes include one new staggered pedestrian crossing on the west arm of the junction of Edith Grove and Kings Road and two new staggered pedestrian crossings at the junction of Gunter Grove and Kings Road (on the west and east arms). The proposals also included some improvements to the side road entries along Ashburnham Road and a cycle lane along Cremorne Road and Ashburnham Road. However, the proposals on Ashburnham Road and Cremorne Road are no longer part of the scheme and have been deferred due to the amount of development in the area to reduce the impact to road users. Neither of these schemes proposed any changes to the junction of Edith Grove / Cremorne Road meaning we do not currently have any plans to convert the three zebra crossings here to controlled pedestrian crossings.


Pedestrian Countdown indicators can only be installed at signalled controlled pedestrian crossings so we are not able to install them at the zebra crossings at Edith Grove / Cremorne Road. The current design for the proposals at both Edith Grove / Kings Road and Gunter Grove / Kings Road does not include Pedestrian Countdown as it is considered that they may not be entirely effective due to the short length of crossing involved. They also have to be carefully considered when being installed at staggered crossing arrangements so as not to create confusion with pedestrians who may take note of the wrong countdown indicator. However, if our consultation process reveals a strong desire for the countdown facilities, we will fully explore the possibility of introducing them.


The information we submitted to RBK&C stated that our timeline for construction for these schemes is during 2017/18, subject to available funding, the outcome of the consultation and gaining the necessary approvals. Our current programme is showing construction to be during 2018/19 as delays were encountered with data collection due to the presence of long term roadworks in the area. We intend to share the proposals with the public later this year.



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Melissa Nichols

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FOI Case management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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