FOI request detail

Deadline for pedestrian count down lights at A3220 junctions with King's Road?

Request ID: FOI-0290-1718
Date published: 13 July 2017

You asked

At the Edith Road/King's Road junction on the A3220 there are pedestrian lights to the South and to the East set some yards back from the Traffic Lights themselves. However In view of heavy traffic flows and turning traffic these pedestrian crossings which are so close to the major World's End Estate with its school and shops surely need to have pedestrian count down lights installed not only to protect but to control pedestrian flows. RBKC's Infrastructure Development Plan indicates that the "Provision of pedestrian crossing facilities" here is due to take place in 2017/18. Please can a date for this work to be completed in the form of pedestrian count down lights now be specified? This same request for an installation deadline also applies please to the A3220 Gunter Grove junction with the King's Road which is also listed in the RBKC's Infrastructure Development Plan as due for work to take place in this financial year(2017/18).

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0290-1718


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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Yours sincerely,


Melissa Nichols

FOI Case Officer


FOI Case management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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