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"Unsafe" pedestrian crossings fixed

Published Friday, 25 October 2013

Faults at 16 crossings in the borough, which Enfield Council reported as being defective, have been repaired or will be upgraded, it has been confirmed.

The council stepped in after complaints from residents about the pedestrian crossings, which are managed and maintained by Transport for London. Reported faults focussed on a lack of facilities to help disabled, blind and partially sighted people, including audible and tactile signals to confirm when it is safe to cross.

But TfL rapidly scheduled in the repair work and the upgrades will take place, making it easier and safer for people to cross the road at locations across the borough.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Residents told us that a number of crossings were not working properly so we contacted TfL and asked them to sort out the issue for us. The good news is that they’ve acted quickly and all the sites have been visited and the problems have been corrected so people will be able to cross in safety from now on.”

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