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No traffic lights visible by pedestrians crossing

Reported in the Traffic lights category anonymously at 14:40, Monday 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, Tuesday 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, Tuesday 17 October 2017

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

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