The number of traffic lights in London is on the rise — despite expectations that the number would fall.

In 2008 there were 5,972 sets of traffic lights on the capital’s roads, with 3,163 at junctions for traffic and 2,809 at pedestrian crossings.

Today, a Freedom of Information request has revealed, the number has jumped to 6,252, with 2,907 at junctions and 3,345 at pedestrian crossings.

Reported by the Evening Standard. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.