§ Mr. Hayhoe
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) whether he will increase the recommended time of the full green pedestrian phase of pelican crossings to some 13 seconds for the average urban street in Greater London;
(2) whether he is satisfied that the existing recommended timing of the green pedestrian phase of pelican crossings provides adequate safety for aged or disabled pedestrians.
§ Mr. Marks
The timings recommended vary with the width of the street, and will allow a pedestrian walking at half the average walking speed to cross safely. We are, however, reviewing them in the light of work being done by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory in collaboration with the Greater London Council, and if changes are needed we shall introduce them as soon as possible.