We are responsible for installing pedestrian crossings at suitable locations to encourage people to walk and to cross the road safely. Broadly speaking, there are two types of pedestrian crossings, uncontrolled (where pedestrians will have to find a suitable gap in traffic to allow them to cross safely) and controlled (where vehicles will have to stop to give way to pedestrians) and they are briefly described in these pages. The links below provide further information about the different types of crossings.
Pedestrian crossings enquiries
We receive many enquiries each year for new crossings. Every request is assessed against a set criteria to identify the locations that most require the crossing. The main factors measured are the number of people crossing and the amount of traffic. Other factors include the number of road injury accidents on the road near to the site and local amenities, such as hospitals, schools and shops.
If you have any enquiries relating to pedestrian crossings, please contact the highways department using the details provided below.