Croydon

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.

Latest changes to travel

Here are some changes to your travel around London you should know about 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 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.

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.

Find out more about LIP funding.

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 148,184 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 141,200.

Residents in Croydon made an average of 843,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 48%
  • Tube/DLR: 1%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 10%
  • Bus/Tram: 15%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 1%
  • Walking: 24%

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.

Vision Zero

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 126 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.

What we're working on in Croydon

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Fiveways - we're working with the council to improve the A23 and A232 at Fiveways in Waddon for people walking and cycling
  • Tram improvements - we're working with the council to create more space at key tram stops in Croydon town centre. This is on top of our ongoing maintenance and planned renewal work across the tram network
  • Godstone Road traffic management - planning 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 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:

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:

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.