Streets toolkit

Streets account for 80 per cent of London's public realm. They play a fundamental role in moving people around safely, and well designed streets can help enhance quality of life.

TfL is committed to raising the ambition for streets with a collaborative, design-led approach. The design guidance documents in our toolkit will help planners, designers, highway engineers, contractors and others to meet the standards we require and to design high quality streets and public spaces.

The toolkit contains:

  • Streetscape Guidance
  • London Cycling Design Standards
  • Accessible Bus Stop Design Guidance
  • Kerbside Loading Guidance
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Streetscape Guidance

Streetscape Guidance provides a standard for London's streets and spaces for those who will be working on or affecting London's streets. Whether a one-off major project or a smaller local adjustment, it defines our aspirations and outlines the criteria for good design, material selection, installation and maintenance.

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London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS)

Comprehensively revised and updated in 2014, LCDS sets out requirements and advice for cycle network planning and for the design of dedicated cycle infrastructure, cycle-friendly streets and cycle parking. This guidance applies to all streets in London and must be adhered to for relevant funding programmes. In October 2016, minor updates were made to the document, for consistency with the revised Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (2016).

Urban motorcycle design handbook

This Urban Motorcycle Design Handbook explains how road and traffic conditions affect motorcyclists. It also details how how risks can be reduced and hazards can be minimised for this vulnerable group of road users.

Accessible Bus Stop Design Guidance

This is the current edition of the Accessible Bus Stop Design Guidance.  An updated version is due to be published in the near future.

Kerbside Loading Guidance

If you are involved in designing loading facilities on the street, we have issued the following guidance.

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