A new 'smart' traffic light system which responds to how busy the roads are has been installed at a West Wickham junction.

Under the new technology, the controller 'detects' changing road use at Red Lodge Road and adjusts traffic signalling accordingly.

Plans to improve the junction were previously criticised for “poorly designed cycle lanes” on roads surrounding West Wickham station.

New cycle paths have been introduced, while cyclists and drivers are warned that advanced cycle stop lines on Station Road and Beckenham Road have been removed.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, Executive Councillor for Environment and Community Services said: “The improvements will assist all concerned.

"This new traffic junction will undoubtedly improve road safety, particularly to vulnerable road users, traffic flow will also improve and delays will be reduced.”