Living Streets campaign and pedestrian crossings
Email Campaign

I certainly appreciate that it can take longer for children, the elderly and disabled to cross the road and assure you that the Government takes the safety of pedestrians extremely seriously.


It is up to local authorities to ensure their pedestrian crossings provide everyone with enough time to cross the road safely. The Government provides a range of suggested timings for crossing in its guidance. However, these are not mandatory and I do believe that local authorities are best placed to assess and respond to local need.

You will be pleased to know, the Department for Transport recommends that where a crossing may be used by a large number of older people or those with mobility issues, for example outside residential care homes, this should be taken into account.


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