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More Countdown Crossings For The Capital

Friday 11th July 2014

London is to get more pedestrian crossings with countdowns as part of a new safety action plane.

Crossing countdown article pic.jpgThe crossings see a countdown sign alongside the green man telling people how long they have until the lights change.

Transport for London says they will be extended so that around 10% of the capital's crossings feature them.

The plan also includes trials of innovative collision detection software on London buses this summer and there could also be trials on the use of intelligent speed adaptation technology on buses to promote adherence to speed limits.

TfL and Boris Johnson want to reduce by 40% the number of people killed or seriously injured on the capital's roads by 2020.

Mr Johnson said the plan, involving 31 key actions, "enshrines the raft of actions that are being taken to improve pedestrian safety in the capital".