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:
- Additional travel support for children and young people returning to school in September
- Suspending Concessionary travel for Older Person's Freedom pass and 60-plus Oyster card
- Resuming the Congestion Charging Zone with extended times and an increased charge. Find out more about the Congestion charge reimbursement scheme
- Resuming the Ultra Low Emission Zone
- Further update on assistance for customers with accessibility needs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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.
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.
What we're working on in the City of London
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year - search on the TfL Consultation Hub
- Find out about major works and events near you
- See some ongoing TfL improvements and projects in or near the City of London
- Find out about proposed property development projects 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)
To improve air quality the ULEZ was introduced to the City of London in April 2019.
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
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:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by the City of London
- Litter removal on red routes - this is also the City's responsibility
- Network Rail track at London Overground stations - contact Network Rail
- Taxis and mini cabs - these are owned by taxi drivers and minicab offices
- Taxi ranks on local authority roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to the City of London
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.