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.
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
Please support your local paper by making a donation
Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.