Road users & pedestrians

Almost all of London's pedestrian crossings are accessible, with tactile paving, audible signals and/or rotating cones on the pushbutton units.

Some crossings have pedestrian countdown systems to show how much time you have left to cross the road.

Many crossings are level with the pavement. This makes it easier to cross and also helps to slow down traffic.

Legible London maps are being installed across the Capital to make it easier to find your way. You can also find them at station entrances and bus shelters.

Find out more on Legible London.

Ramps have been introduced to improve access and many footbridges are being widened, replaced or upgraded. Rest levels let you take a break while crossing footbridges.

A growing number of bus stops have raised kerbs, allowing bus ramps to be used more easily.

Blue Badges

As a Blue Badge holder there are a number of options available to you. These include provisions for stopping to set down or pick up passengers and parking spaces which are reserved solely for the use of Blue Badge holders.

However, the standard entitlements of the Blue Badge do not apply in parts of central London.

Find out more on the Blue Badge London website.

If you hold a valid Blue Badge, you're eligible to register for a 100% discount for the Congestion Charge, even if you don't own a vehicle or drive. If your vehicle has a disabled road fund licence (tax disc) you will receive the 100% discount automatically, and there is no need to register.

Find out about Congestion Charge discounts.

Our Blue Badge guide includes information on parking and stopping on the red route, allowances for taxis and minicabs, as well as general advice on using your Blue Badge.

To learn more about making the most of what's available download a copy on the link below. Hard copies are also available, if you'd like one email our customer services team at Please include your name and address.

Blue Badge holders' guide



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