Bexley

Streetspace for London

We are working with your borough to widen pavements at town centres and transport hubs, create temporary cycle routes on our transport network and create low traffic neighbourhoods.

Latest changes to travel

There are temporary changes to travel in London while we work on supporting the restart of the Capital including:

Consultation on operating hours of bus lanes in London 

As part of London Streetspace programme, we're proposing to trial changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. 

We want to make sure that people choosing to travel on the bus network have the safest, quickest and most reliable journey at all times of the day. Proposals follow recent extensions to bus lane hours that have seen improvements to speeds and reliability.  

The trial of 24/7 bus lanes is planned to be in place for at least six months to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. Find out more and share your views at any time online or by emailing betterbusjourneys@tfl.gov.uk.  

Funding in your borough

We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.

Your Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

The LIP is produced by the London Borough of Bexley and agreed with us. It sets out the details on transport infrastructure changes in a three-year period to support the Mayor's Transport Strategy.

The LIP funding stream provided by TfL to help our partners in the boroughs and the City of London has been paused while we focus on measures to increase walking and cycling and to ensure social distancing on our network.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for Bexley

Each borough has set targets in their LIP against the Mayor's Transport Strategy outcomes - we track and report on progress against these targets in the LIP3 MTS outcomes borough data pack.

For example, the car ownership in the borough was 113,172 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 112,000.

Residents in Bexley made an average of 535,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 56%
  • Tube/DLR: 0%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 9%
  • Bus/Tram: 10%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 1%
  • Walking: 23%

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 5,291 daily cycle trips on average starting in Bexley between 2015 and 2018.

More resident and visitor population figures are on the GLA website.

Vision Zero in your borough

We are working with boroughs to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from all road collisions to zero by 2041. They are responsible for enforcing safe speeds on their roads, as well as leading community programmes to encourage using roads safely. Find out more about Vision Zero.

In 2017 there were 57 individuals killed or seriously injured in Bexley. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 52.

Find out more about collisions in your borough.

What we're working on in Bexley

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Elizabeth line - this will provide direct services into central London and beyond. We're also working with the borough on proposals for an eastern extension from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet
  • Traffic light timing review - 30 sets of traffic lights in the borough are reviewed annually to make it easier for people to walk, cycle or take the bus
  • Abbey Wood public areas - with the borough, we're improving the area around the station with a new crossing, a new public space and the regeneration of Gayton Road

Bus network changes

From time to time - after consulting the public - we alter bus routes to reflect changing patterns in demand. We also make temporary changes, often because of road works. See the latest bus changes.

Our assets in Bexley

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

See a map of our assets in London.

We maintain our assets until they need to be renewed or disposed of as set out in our asset management plan. We do this by:

  • Servicing them regularly to keep them operational
  • Repairing or replacing faulty assets

Report a problem on a London street with our Streetcare tool.

We do not maintain in Bexley:

Report private hire vehicles (PHVs) parked on ranks or unattended taxis on ranks directly to us.

Dealing with severe weather

For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.