Draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

Closed 9 May 2014

Opened 31 Mar 2014

Results Updated 8 Apr 2016

Click here to view our consultation report (PDF)

To download a copy of the final Pedestrian Safety Action Plan please click on the link below:

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PDF)

 

Overview

Update - 7 December 2015

We have today published our consultation report.

Click here to view our consultation report (PDF)

To download a copy of the final Pedestrian Safety Action Plan please click on the link below:

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PDF)

Details of the consultation can be found below.

Update ends

As a relatively flat and compact city with spacious parks and attractive, historical streets, London is a city perfect to enjoy by foot. Walking enhances the lives of Londoners, as a transport mode, leisure activity and form of exercise.

We are committed to increasing the numbers of walking trips in the Capital, by a million additional trips a day by 2031, whilst ensuring that this is not accompanied by an increase in the numbers of pedestrians harmed on London’s roads. The draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) therefore sets out a strategy for improving the safety of pedestrians in London.

Background

Safe Streets for London, the Road Safety Action Plan for London, was launched in June 2013 and set a target to reduce killed or seriously injured (KSI) casualties by 40 per cent, from the 2005-2009 baseline period, by 2020. In 2012, a total of 1,123 pedestrians were killed or seriously injured on London’s streets - the largest number for a single transport mode. Over a third of all killed and serious injury casualties in London are pedestrians and so reducing the number of pedestrian casualties will be key to achieving the 2020 target.

Extensive data analysis has helped identify the places where pedestrians are at greatest risk in London, the groups of pedestrians that face a disproportionate risk, as well as how and when casualties happen. This draft Plan draws upon all of this evidence, and outlines actions and interventions designed to improve their safety on London’s streets. 

Looking ahead

The draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, compiled by TfL working with key stakeholders, will look to address the concerns and challenges faced by pedestrians across London, helping to turn the capitals streets into a safer, more pleasant place for all.

The draft plan outlines 30 key actions which will directly target the key factors in collisions and help further reduce pedestrian casualties across London. The actions include:

  • By 2016, TfL will double the number of pedestrian crossings operating Pedestrian Countdown from around 200 to more than 400, roughly 10 per cent of all pedestrian crossings in London. TfL will also be strongly encouraging boroughs to adopt Pedestrian Countdown as standard to reduce pedestrian uncertainty at crossings.
  • Building on its innovative crossing technology trials, a new ‘gold standard’ for all new and upgraded pedestrian crossings will be developed. This would look to include far-sided pedestrian indicators on all crossings, with Pedestrian Countdown timers to give pedestrians a clear indication of how much time they have to safely cross the road, as well as ensuring that all pedestrian crossing times take account of national safety standards and the level of pedestrian demand.
  • Producing the first London Pedestrian Design Guidance (LPDG) to plan and design for safe and comfortable walking environments. TfL will then use this guidance for all TfL funded streets and public realm schemes and strongly encourage London boroughs to adopt these guidelines for their schemes.
  • The Mayor and TfL will continue to lobby the DfT for changes in legislation to improve the safety of pedestrians on London’s roads, calling for a stronger emphasis on pedestrian priority over turning vehicles at side roads in the Highway Code. They will also push for the creation of an up to date national digital speed limit map, building on the revised London Digital Speed map which will be released later this year, to revolutionise speed management and information technologies.

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade