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Traffic lights up across the city - how many in your area?

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The number of traffic lights in London has went up five percent since 2008 - despite pledges from the mayor that numbers would fall.

A Freedom of Information request to Transport for London from the Institute of Advanced Motorists has revealed that in 2008 there were a total of 5,972 sets of traffic lights across the city - 3,163 at junctions for traffic and 2,809 at pedestrian crossings.

5,972
Total number of traffic lights in London in 2008/TfL figures obtained by IAM.

By this year, these figures have jumped to a total of 6,252 in total across the city - 2,907 at junctions and 3,345 at pedestrian crossings.

6,252
Total number of traffic lights in London in 2015/TfL figures obtained by IAM.

In September 2009 the Mayor of London said he wanted to extend a policy of "decluttering" the streets - starting with West London after Kensington's pioneering "naked streets" plan.

Some borough's did see the numbers of traffic lights go down; in Chelsea say a drop of 7%, whilst the number in Bexley dropped by 3%, and Westminster and Camden both saw drops of 2%.

Newham saw the greatest increase of traffic lights between 2008 and 2015 - leaping up 23% to 207 in total. The second biggest rise was in Barking and Dagenham, which seen an increase of 16%, bringing the number of lights in the borough to 166.

City of London

  • 2008: 102 traffic lights
  • 2015: 105 traffic lights
  • An increase of 3%

City of Westminster

  • 2008: 454 traffic lights
  • 2015: 447 traffic lights
  • A decrease of 2%

Camden

  • 2008: 249 traffic lights
  • 2015: 245 traffic lights
  • A decrease of 2%

Islington

  • In 2008: 165 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 171 traffic lights
  • An increase of 4%

Hackney

  • In 2015: 172 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 182 traffic lights
  • An increase of 6%

Tower Hamlets

  • In 2008: 227 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 227 traffic lights
  • No change

Greenwich

  • In 2008: 237 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 251 traffic lights
  • An increase of 6%

Lewisham

  • In 2008: 162 traffic lights
  • in 2015: 168 traffic lights
  • An increase of 4%

Southwark

  • In 2008: 248 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 260 traffic lights
  • An increase of 5%

Lambeth

  • In 2008: 281 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 288 traffic lights
  • An increase of 2%

Wandsworth

  • In 2008: 216 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 224 traffic lights
  • An increase of 4%

Hammersmith and Fulham

  • In 2008: 121 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 132 traffic lights
  • An increase of 9%

Kensington and Chelsea

  • In 2008: 171 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 159 traffic lights
  • An decrease of 7%

Waltham Forest

  • In 2008: 126 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 134 traffic lights
  • An increase of 6%

Redbridge

  • In 2008: 164 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 184 traffic lights
  • An increase of 12%

Havering

  • In 2008: 132 traffic lights
  • In 2015:145 traffic lights
  • An increase of 10%

Barking and Dagenham

  • In 2008: 143 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 166 traffic lights
  • An increase of 16%

Newham

  • In 2008: 168 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 207 traffic lights
  • An increase of 23%

Bexley

  • In 2008: 111 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 108 traffic lights
  • A decrease of 3%

Bromley

  • In 2008: 125 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 130 traffic lights
  • An increase of 4%

Croydon

  • In 2008: 224 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 231 traffic lights
  • An increase of 3%

Sutton

  • In 2008: 140 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 153 traffic lights
  • An increase of 9%

Merton

  • In 2008: 170 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 180 traffic lights
  • An increase of 6%

Kingston upon Thames

  • In 2008: 135 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 181 traffic lights
  • An increase of 6%

Richmond upon Thames

  • In 2008: 170 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 181 traffic lights
  • An increase of 6%

Hounslow

  • In 2008: 196 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 207 traffic lights
  • An increase of 6%

Hillingdon

  • In 2008: 180 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 202 traffic lights
  • An increase of 12%

Ealing

  • In 2008: 214 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 217 traffic lights
  • An increase of 1%

Brent

  • In 2008: 168 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 173 traffic lights
  • An icnr

Harrow

  • In 2008: 92 sets of traffic lights
  • In 2015: 98 sets of traffic lights
  • An increase of 8%

Barnet

  • In 2008: 195 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 202 traffic lights
  • An increase of 4%

Haringey

  • In 2008: 180 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 185 traffic lights
  • An increase of 3%

Enfield

  • donIn 2008: 133 traffic lights
  • In 2015: 146 traffic lights
  • An increase of 10%