A range of different symbols has been used to avoid creating a “narrow representation” of women, Transport for London said.
The initiative, which has been carried out for free by Siemens Mobility, were designed to “challenge the common image of a woman in a dress”.
Felicity Luckett, TfL’s asset operations performance manager, said: “We hope that by increasing the visibility of women with these signals in public and shared spaces, Londoners will be reminded of the huge contributions of women.”
The “green woman” lights are at:
Junction of London Road and Sydenham Rise, Lewisham
Molesworth Street, Lewisham
Junction of Bermondsey Street, Crucifix Lane and St Thomas Street, Southwark
Jamaica Road by Cathay Street, Southwark
Camden Road by Kentish Town Road, Camden
Junction of Euston Road, Judd Street and Midland Road, Camden
Pedestrian crossing at Farringdon Road, Greville Street and Cowcross Street, Camden
Kingsland High Street by Ridley Road, Hackney
Tottenham town centre, Haringey
Junction of Archway Road, Muswell Hill Road and Southwood Lane, Haringey
Junction of Upper Street, Islington High Street, Liverpool Road, Islington
Holloway Road near Seven Sisters Road, Islington
Bow Road by Addington Road, by Arnold Road, Newham
Woodford Avenue by Avery Gardens, by Gants Hill Crescent, Redbridge
Mile End Road by Bardsey Place Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets
Exhibition Road, Kensington and Chelsea
Earls Court Road, Kensington and Chelsea
York Road by Mepham Street, Lambeth
Brixton Road by Brixton Tube station, Lambeth
Clapham High Street by Stonhouse Street, Lambeth
Streatham High Road by Woodbourne Avenue, Lambeth
Tooting High Street by Coverton Road, Wandsworth
Hyde Park Corner by Constitution Hill, Westminster
TfL said the different “green woman” designs were to “veer away from the common, narrow representations of women” and were intended to “challenge norms”.
TfL said: “The reimagined symbols serve as a reminder of the huge contribution women make to all aspects of society, including the transport network, and improve the visibility of women on London’s streets.”
A TfL spokesman said the “green women” would be retained for a “limited time” but there were no plans to make them permanent.