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.
Pavements have been widened on London Road to allow people to access local essential shops and services more easily.
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 Croydon at Woodcote Grove Road by Smitham Downs Road.
Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough that you should know about including:
- Changes to fares on public transport
- Using the TfL Go app to help you travel comfortably
- Travel advice for customers as Government restrictions were relaxed on 12 April 2021
- Travel guidance for businesses and their staff
- The Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion from 25 October 2021 - check if your vehicle meets the ULEZ emissions standards and view the interactive map of the zone
- Updates on assistance for customers with accessibility needs
Trial of operating bus lanes at all times on red routes
As part of London Streetspace, we're trialling changes to the operating hours of more than 80km of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. This involves bus lanes across the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) - or red routes.
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 began in September and is proposed to run for at least six months and for a maximum of 18 months (to March 2022) to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. During the trial we are running an online survey to gather feedback from the public and road and transport users. The survey can be completed at any time during the trial - click here to provide your feedback.
Funding for your borough
We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.
Local Implementation Plan (LIP)
As part of our recent funding settlement, we have allocated a total of £23.1m for LIP Corridor funding across London for the period of 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. The amount apportioned to your borough is outlined in the latest LIP allocation letter below.
LIP targets for Croydon
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 Croydon was 148,103 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 141,200.
We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 4,114 daily cycle trips on average starting in Croydon between 2015 and 2018.
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 2019 there were 164 individuals killed or seriously injured in Croydon. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 88.
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.
Helping your community
The Vision Zero dashboard enables organisations and members of the public to more easily access and interpret collision data. In sharing collision data in this way, organisations can better identify the road danger challenges specific to their respective sectors and communities, and work together with us, London's boroughs and other agencies to tackle them.
The dashboard currently comprises collision data from 2017-2019 and it will soon include future years' data and further analysis capability, for example casualty rates by kilometre travelled.
What we're working on in Croydon
- 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 Croydon
Work now going on in your borough includes:
- Tram improvements - we're working with the council to create more space at key tram stops in Croydon town centre.
- Godstone Road traffic management - between February and the end of June we're making changes to red route controls, zebra crossings and the road layout along a 3.3km stretch of A22 Godstone Road between Foxley Hill Road to Old Barn Lane. This work will help improve parking, visibility from side roads and pedestrian safety.
- Healthy High Streets - Thornton Heath improvements include planting new trees, cleaning and repainting our assets, and decluttering pavements
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 Croydon
Assets we maintain in your borough include:
- Two London Overground stations
- 24 tram stops
- Around 990 bus stops - see all 53 day bus routes in Croydon
- Two bus stations
- Around 230 traffic signals
- Over 27 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 Croydon:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Croydon
- Litter removal on red routes - this is also the borough'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
- Two bus garages in Croydon that are owned and managed by bus companies
- Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Croydon
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.