Transport for London have targeted 145 sets of traffic lights and pedestrian crossings that could be removed across the capital.
The locations released to the London Assembly are described as an "initial list" of lights that are no longer considered "useful" by TfL.
Now, I'm all for removing traffic lights at junctions where they cause unnecessary congestion and there are plenty on the list that fall into that category.
But around half of the lights targeted are pedestrian crossings, and are often located by small parades of shops like this one in Avery Hill:
Who benefits from taking these down? How much congestion can an occasionally used traffic light create?
Whose bright idea was that one?
Labour Assembly member, Val Shawcross who obtained the list said today:
"The Mayor should be extremely cautious about taking out pedestrian crossings and reducing crossing times from London's roads. Pelican crossings are there for the safety and convenience of people on foot but they make up half of the lights proposed for removal. If anything we need more safe places to cross busy roads; not less. Pensioners, those with disabilities and parents of young children might not shout as loud as car drivers but they're ones who stand to lose out under these plans."
Boris Johnson has also announced plans to change crossing times and is trialing "countdown timers" across London.
However, pedestrian casualties have fallen dramatically in London in recent years and TfL need to be careful not to reverse that trend.