City of London

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.

The Green Man Authority

We've updated traffic lights at pedestrian crossings so pedestrians will see a continuous green man signal unless a vehicle is approaching. In that case, the red man will appear.

This initiative, unique to the UK, is part of our wider Streetspace for London programme. 

The Green Man Authority technique has been installed in City of London at Long Lane by West Smithfield.

Latest changes to travel

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

Trial of extended operating hours of bus lanes in London 

As part of London Streetspace programme, we're trialing 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 for your borough

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

Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

The LIP is produced by the City of London 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.

As part of our recent funding settlement with govenrment, we have allocated £23.1million for borough LIP Corridor funding for the period 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. The amount allocatied to City of London is outlined in the letter below.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for the City of London

Each borough and the City of London 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 City of London was 2,658 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2041 is 2,600.

Residents in the City of London made an average of 20,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 4%
  • Tube/DLR: 20%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 3%
  • Bus/Tram: 16%
  • Taxi/Other: 3%
  • Cycle: 1%
  • Walking: 53%

We also work with boroughs and the City of London to encourage more cycling. We recorded 10,803 daily cycle trips on average starting in City of London between 2015 and 2018.

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

Vision Zero

We are working with boroughs and the City of London 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.

Find out more about collisions in your borough. Our collision database, COLLSTATS, is now available as a self-service tool for borough officers and the Metropolitan Police. It allows site specific, borough or London wide collision searches to be made to the most recent validated police data that is available. For access to this database please email CollstatsHelpdesk@tfl.gov.uk.

What we're working on in the City of London

Work now going on includes:

  • Bank station upgrade - the project to improve and create more room in Bank and Monument stations includes building a new station entrance on Cannon Street
  • Safer Junctions - we're trying to reduce the number of people killed or injured while walking, cycling or riding motorcycles at junctions such as Bishopsgate/Camomile Street, Gracechurch Street/Fenchurch Street, Monument/King William Street junction

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.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)  is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).  This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.

Our assets in the City of London

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

  • 10 Tube stations
  • One London Overground station
  • Two DLR stations
  • Around 120 bus stops - see all 35 day bus routes in the City of London
  • Two bus stations
  • Three coach stops
  • 35 Santander Cycles docking stations
  • Cycle Superhighway 3 from Barking to Lancaster Gate
  • Cycle Superhighway 7 from Merton to City
  • One TfL pier (Blackfriars)
  • Around 105 traffic signals
  • Over 6 kilometres of red routes

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 the City of London:

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.