The specially designed symbols veer away from the common, narrow representations of women. TfL is continuously working to encourage more women into transport and to support women’s progression into senior management roles.To celebrate the achievements and contributions of women to London on International Women’s Day, Transport for London (TfL) has installed new ‘green woman’ traffic signals at more than 20 pedestrian crossings across the city.
From today, Londoners can see the specially designed symbols at pedestrian crossings on high streets in Dalston, Tooting, Clapham, Brixton, Tottenham and Lewisham and by King's Cross St. Pancras Tube station, as well as in Camden Town Centre, Hyde Park, the Southbank and along Exhibition Road in South Kensington.
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. 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.
were produced for free by Siemens Mobility, who installed them alongside TfL’s partners, Telent and Cubic. The designs have been created in line with the safety features of the green man figure, ensuring pedestrians relying on the green signal to cross the road can still recognise the cue indicating it is safe to do so.