‘Green woman’ pedestrian crossings replace ‘Green man’ across London as TfL marks International Women’s Day

Ross Lydall
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<p>Green woman crossing in London</p> (TfL)

Green woman crossing in London

(TfL)

Pedestrian crossings on a number of roads in London have been changed from a “green man” to a “green woman” signal to mark International Women’s Day.

More than 20 locations including Exhibition Road in South Kensington, Hyde Park Corner, near King’s Cross and Brixton stations and highstreets in Tottenham and Clapham have been changed.

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.”

Green woman signals have appeared at more than 20 crossingsTfL
Green woman signals have appeared at more than 20 crossingsTfL

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

Green woman crossing in LondonTfL
Green woman crossing in LondonTfL

TfL said the different “green woman” designs were to “veer away from the common, narrow representations of women” and were intended to “challenge norms”.

Green woman in east LondonTfL
Green woman in east LondonTfL

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.”

Green woman crossing in LondonTfL
Green woman crossing in LondonTfL

A TfL spokesman said the “green women” would be retained for a “limited time” but there were no plans to make them permanent.

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