TLRN Trafffic Signal Removal Programme - Kensington & Chelsea - 12/202

Closed 15 Mar 2011

Opened 11 Feb 2011


Transport for London (TfL) are consulting on the potential removal of five traffic signal sites on the TfL Road Network (TLRN) and trialling the removal of two sites to see if their removal would have any affect on traffic or pedestrian flows and safety in the local area.

The site below is one of the consultation sites. 

Chelsea Embankment by Embankment Gardens - 12/202

The pelican crossing is located along the Chelsea Embankment.  It has been selected as a candidate for removal due to evidence of very low pedestrian demand even at peak times when big events are held nearby.  

Traffic Signal Site information

The Scheme is located on the A3212 Chelsea Embankment.  Please refer to the location plan and map below.

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The assessment for this site found that this crossing is characterised by a rapid signal phasing cycle which results in very long intervals before pedestrians are allowed to cross the road. Research data indicates that pedestrian demand at the site is significantly low even at big events held nearby such as exhibitions at Royal hospital and Chelsea Flower Show.

These elements combined suggest that the interests of the network and pedestrians would be better served with the removal of the signal and the installation of a zebra crossing (subject to consultation) which is a method shown to work well in the area. 

Alternatives:The proposal is to remove the existing pelican crossing and replace with a zebra crossing subject to consultation.    

What Happens Next

We are currently reviewing comments received. Our decision will be made available on this webpage once plans are finalised.


  • Kensington & Chelsea


  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses


  • Traffic Management