Green man traffic sign replaced by woman at pedestrian crossings in London

Why did the Londoners double take a picture as they crossed the street?

To look at the new traffic light designs, of course.

Transport for London has introduced a number of new symbols at junctions across the capital.

Instead of the traditional image of a person wearing a dress to indicate gender, the signals depict a range of women of various shapes and sizes.

The specially designed symbols “depart from the usual narrow depictions of women” and depict a range of women, from high-heeled, bun-wearing ladies to wobbly, jacket-wearing individuals.

Londoners can see the new symbols at crossroads in Dalston, Tooting, Clapham, Brixton, Tottenham, Lewisham, King’s Cross and Camden.

Transport for London has introduced a number of new symbols at junctions across the capital

Transport for London (TfL) said the move was aimed at “recognizing the contribution of women to all aspects of society”, the change being made on International Women’s Day.

Felicity Luckett, Asset Manager Performance Operations at TfL, added, “We are delighted to have created a number of new, diverse pedestrian crossings for green women to mark International Women’s Day.

The green man traffic light has been replaced by a woman at pedestrian crossings in London

“It is important that we remember the hard work, contributions and success of women across London every day and even more so on International Women’s Day. We hope that Londoners will be reminded by sharing the visibility of women with them Increase signals in public and common spaces. ” of the great contributions of women. “

The signals were produced free of charge by Siemens Mobility, which they installed together with TfL partners Telent and Cubic.

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TfL said it is determined to inspire more girls and women to consider careers in transportation by actively encouraging more female applicants into their graduation programs and apprenticeships.

It also supports the rise of women to leadership positions by reviewing and improving existing internal and external recruitment processes – for example, using anonymized software to remove unconscious biases – and focusing on career development opportunities and inclusive experiences in the workplace.

The traffic signals for green women are installed in the following places:

  • Junction of London Road and Sydenham Rise, Lewisham, London
  • Molesworth Street, Lewisham, London
  • Junction of Bermondsey Street, Crucifix Lane and St Thomas Street, Southwark London
  • Jamaica Road at Cathay Street, Southwark London
  • Camden Road from Kentish Town Road, London Borough of Camden
  • Junction of Euston Road, Judd Street and Midland Road, Camden London
  • Pedestrian crossings on Farringdon Road, Greville Street and CowCross Street, London Borough of Camden
  • Kingsland High Street at Ridley Road, Hackney London
  • Tottenham Town Center, Haringey, London
  • Junction of Archway Road, Muswell Hill Road, Southwood Lane, Wood Lane and Haringey, London

Signals for International Women’s Day are installed in Bow

  • Junction of Upper Street, Islington High Street, Liverpool Road and the London borough of Islington
  • Holloway Road in Seven Sisters, Islington, London
  • Bow Road from Addington Road, from Arnold Road, London Borough of Newham
  • Woodford Avenue from Avery Gardens, from Gants Hill Crescent, Redbridge London
  • Mile End Road from Bardsey Place Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets London
  • Exhibition Street, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Earls Court Road, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • York Road at Mepham Street, Lambeth London
  • Brixton Road at Brixton Underground Station, Lambeth London
  • Clapham High Street at Stonhouse Street, Lambeth London
  • Streatham High Road at Woodbourne Avenue, Lambeth London
  • Tooting High Street on Coverton Road in the London borough of Wandsworth
  • Hyde Park Corner from Constitution Hill, City of Westminster

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