FOI request detail

Trafalgar Square traffic signal symbols

Request ID: FOI-2086-2223
Date published: 01 December 2022

You asked

Dear Sir / Madam, GENDER-NEUTRAL, LESBIAN & GAY SYMBOLS ON TRAFFIC LIGHTS this is a repeat of an e-mail I sent back in April as, just last Sunday, I came across one of these just off Trafalgar Square. Considering just 2% of the entire UK nation - I don't have the figures for our capital - is either lesbian or gay I respectully ask how much did it cost London taxpayers to fund this stunt?

We answered

TfL Ref: 2086-2223

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23 November 2022 asking for information about gender neutral, lesbian and gay symbols on traffic signals in Trafalgar Square.

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 do hold the information you require.

The diversity pedestrian traffic signals were installed in 2016 ahead of London’s Pride celebrations. The signals were manufactured and installed without any cost to TfL. There is no ongoing additional cost to the public above a standard green pedestrian crossing symbol.
If this is not the information you are looking for please feel free to contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Sara Thomas
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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