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No traffic lights visible by pedestrians crossing

Reported in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 14:40, Mon 11 September 2017

Sent to Edinburgh City Council less than a minute later

There are 4 sets of lights at this junction, one on either side of the lane either side of the marker here, one either lane of Melville st and one facing the lane on the railings between the Melville st Lights ( facing east) the massive problem here is that people cannot see the east facing light is actually for them crossing the lane, as both sets of the lights facing from either side of the lane (westward) are not visible to pedestrians heading NW or SE. They often have to gamble here, what compounds this is the short sequence that the lights here are on for pedestrians, its under 10 seconds. Please reposition the traffic lights so that people crossing the lane can see them. And the set facing the lane are practically useless. The ones either side of the lane and the marker here, would be best facing people crossing the lane as well as the vehicle users here.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:47, Tue 17 October 2017

  • Have had and observed several near misses here now, these lights need repositioned, some need removed, and the phasing/timing needs looked at again too.

    Posted anonymously at 13:47, Tue 17 October 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:18, Thu 16 November 2017

  • Still a joke, still people crossing because they don't know what set of lights to look at, I nearly ran over a pedestrian who was simply NOT LOOKING today, sort this out.

    Posted anonymously at 09:18, Thu 16 November 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:15, Fri 15 December 2017

  • Another problem area that will eventually result in a fatality, there are already many accidents here, partly due to these lights. There are too many and they are just confusing.

    Posted anonymously at 11:15, Fri 15 December 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:09, Friday 12 January 2018

  • Nothing done as per usual here, make the lights safe and simple to understand, or people will keep crossing on the wrong sequence and have to keep dodging the flipping traffic because of that. YOU PUT THESE THERE IN THAT WAY, YOU SHOULD SORT IT.

    Posted anonymously at 16:09, Friday 12 January 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:25, Monday 12 February 2018

  • Still a near death experience for many people here, and its the same set of priorities here as the lady struck by the LRT Bus just at Landsdowne Crescent, except for the stupidly positioned traffic lights at this location. Still nothing done. a joke.

    Posted anonymously at 11:25, Monday 12 February 2018

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