Green women traffic lights installed to celebrate International Women’s Day

By Toby Porter

Green women traffic lights have been installed at 12 points in South and West London to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women to London on International Women’s Day.

Kirsty Sherwood (left) and Felicity Luckett

Londoners can see the specially designed symbols at pedestrian crossings on high streets in Tooting, Clapham, Brixton and Lewisham as well as, Hyde Park, the Southbank and along Exhibition Road in South Kensington.

The designs are inspired by the theme for International Women’s Day this year to challenge norms.

They depict a diverse range of women and challenge the common image of a woman in a dress to signify gender.

Felicity Luckett, TfL’s Asset Operations Performance Manager said: “We are excited to have created a set of new diverse green woman pedestrian crossings to mark International Women’s Day.

“It is important we commemorate the hard work, contributions and success of women across London every day and even more so on International Women’s Day.

“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 lights can be found at:

  • Junction of London Road and Sydenham Rise, London Borough of Lewisham
  • Molesworth Street, London Borough of Lewisham
  • Junction of Bermondsey Street, Crucifix Lane and St Thomas Street, London Borough of Southwark
  • Jamaica Road by Cathay Street, London Borough of Southwark
  • Exhibition Road, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Earls Court Road, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • York Road by Mepham Street, London Borough of Lambeth
  • Brixton Road by Brixton Tube station, London Borough of Lambeth
  • Clapham High Street by Stonhouse Street, London Borough of Lambeth
  • Streatham High Road by Woodbourne Avenue, London Borough of Lambeth
  • Tooting High Street by Coverton Road, London Borough of Wandsworth
  • Hyde Park Corner by Constitution Hill, City of Westminster


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