Healthy streets schemes
We are working to support boroughs in the delivery of their schemes within the current funding environment. In places this means new cycle routes and low traffic neighbourhoods and in others prioritising buses and making journey times faster and more reliable.
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:
- We have published our Everyone's Future Counts document, which highlights our programmes designed to support those who are held back due to the barriers in education and the workplace
- We have published our annual Gender, Ethnicity and Disability Pay Gap reports
- Our safer travel guidance has been updated
- The TfL Go app will help you travel comfortably
- Our pay as you go fares are automatically capped, so you don't need to buy a travel card in advance. Create an online account or use the Oyster app to quickly and easily calculate your expenses
- Travel guidance for businesses and their staff
- Our Vision Zero progress report outlines achievements from the first three years of the Mayor's Vision Zero plan and commits to new tougher measures to ensure that it meets the goal of eliminating death and serious injury from London's roads
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 London Borough of Croydon 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.
Borough funding allocation letter - April 2023
Borough funding allocation letter September 2022
Borough funding allocation letter - Croydon, July 2021
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation 2020/21
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation 2019/20
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) confirmation letter 2017/18 - Borough Leader
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) confirmation letter 2016/17
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) delivery plan letter
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.
More resident and visitor population figures are on the GLA website.
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 and the Lowering Speed Limits Programme.
In 2019 there were 164 individuals killed or seriously injured in Croydon. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 88.
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 2017-2020 and will soon include future data and further analysis capability.
TfL's Motorcycle safety courses
We offer a range of free online and face to face motorcycle safety training courses across all boroughs. These help ensure motorcyclists stay safe on London's busy roads and support the Vision Zero objective to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's roads by 2041.
Electric scooter (e-scooter) trial
In partnership with London Councils, we're running an e-scooter trial. On Monday 7 June 2021 e-scooters became available to rent in a small number of London boroughs. Working together on a single trial means the trial can run consistently across participating boroughs, with safety at its core.
We are still inviting boroughs to join the trial. If you want to get involved, please get in touch.
What we're working on in Croydon
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year. Search our consultation and engagement hub for exercises in your area - Have Your Say
- 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
- Reducing speeds on London Road - lowering traffic speeds can also make out streets less polluted and safer places to walk and cycle. London Road changed from 30 to 20pmh at the end of 2021 with new signs and road markings
- Godstone Road by Hayes Lane - we're working on proposals to upgrade the existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossing between Riddlesdown Green Space and the Kenley district centre shopping parade to a signalised crossing. The crossing is heavily used by school children from Riddlesdown Collegiate. It is expected that, subject to consultation, this would be implemented by end of 2022
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) expansion
Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has expanded to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).
The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.
The ULEZ will continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards.
Four out of five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, but we need owners of the remaining polluting cars, motorcycles, lighter vans and minibuses to take action by checking their vehicle.
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
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 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
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.