Countdown safety warning dismissed as 'nonsense'
Transport for London (TfL) has insisted that pedestrian safety is paramount to its proposals to introduce pedestrian countdown at some London crossings (Surveyor, 19 March).
A TfL spokesman said the organisation is looking at technology used in San Francisco, which achieved a quarter reduction in pedestrian collisions.
TfL is reviewing the capital’s traffic signals as part of mayor Boris Johnson’s election manifesto pledge to smooth traffic flow in the city. Since July 2008, traffic signal timings at 150 sites have been altered and TfL has written to the DfT for permission to trial the signals.
UN Global Road Safety Week 2015
4-10 May 2015: resources produced here in the UK
Practitioner database... Child resources for download FOC... Resources for educators FOC... Discussion forums... Overview...
CURRENT SCOREYES 34% (+1%) NO 63% (-1%) NOT SURE 3% (-)
PREVIOUS SURVEYSIs the current focus on cycling having an adverse effect on the safety needs of other vulnerable road users? YES: 72% | NO: 22% | Not sure: 6% (Total responses: 337) Should the new Government introduce a graduated licensing (GDL) scheme for newly qualified drivers? YES: 86% | NO: 12% | Not sure: 2% (Total responses: 157) Should helmets be compulsory for all cyclists? YES: 38% | NO: 61% | Not sure: 1% (Total responses: 314)
'Give everyone cycle space'
This Cycling Scotland campaign asks drivers to give cyclists, especially children and young people, sufficient space when overtaking.
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