Pedestrian crossings will be put in at sites that meet our assessment criteria to improve safety and encourage people to walk.
Report a problem with pedestrian crossing lights
You can report a problem using our online form
Report a problem with a pedestrian crossing
Request a new pedestrian crossing
We get many requests for new crossings. Each request is assessed and the site surveyed to see if it meets the national criteria. There are only enough resources to put them in the areas with the most need and so the list has to be prioritised.
The main factors are the number of people crossing and the amount of traffic passing the site. Other factors built into the survey include the number of road casualties near the site and local features such as hospitals, schools and shops.
Research has shown that putting crossings in where there are higher levels of pedestrian casualties will improve safety, however putting a new crossing at a site with low pedestrian casualties can actually make things worse by increasing the chance of pedestrian/vehicle conflict.
If you think a new pedestrian crossing is needed please contact us.
What type of pedestrian crossings do we use?