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.

Latest news

Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough:

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 Royal Borough of Greenwich 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.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for Greenwich

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 the borough was 80,905 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 76,900.

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 7,301 daily cycle trips on average starting in Greenwich 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. Use these links to find out more about Vision Zero and the Lowering Speed Limits Programme.

In 2019 there were 91 individuals killed or seriously injured in Greenwich. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 39.

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-scooters) trial

In partnership with London Councils, we're running an e-scooters 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 would like more information, please get in touch.

What we're working on in Greenwich

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Greenwich town centre Liveable Neighbourhood - we're investing £3.8m to help the council remove the gyratory in Greenwich town centre and improve the environment for people walking. The town centre will also get a safe cycling route
  • Replacement DLR trains - we're buying a new fleet of walk-through DLR trains to create more space and improve reliability, creating better access to jobs in the City and Canary Wharf
  • Cycleway 4- runs from Tower Bridge to Greenwich, plus a trial of an extended cycleway from Greenwich to Woolwich

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)

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates across all London boroughs and the City of London. The M25 is not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.

The ULEZ operates 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.

If you drive anywhere within the ULEZ, and your vehicle does not meet the emissions standards, you could face a daily charge of £12.50. Use the TfL vehicle checker to see if your vehicle is compliant.

Extending the DLR to Thamesmead

Through our Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) we identified Thamesmead and Abbey Wood as one of the largest opportunity areas in London in terms of population growth. To support this growth, we have looked at transport schemes that could support the levels of growth, for example:

  • A DLR extension to Thamesmead to support up to 20,000 new homes
  • A bus transit scheme supporting connecting Thamesmead to the Elizabeth line and existing national rail services at Woolwich and Abbey Wood - supporting around 3,000 new homes

The GLA gathered feedback from the local community in 2019 on the scale and nature of new development that could come to the area, and the public transport options identified to unlock this. We are now working with the GLA on a statutory consultation on the draft OAPF.

Funding for these schemes will need to be worked out with the Greenwich, Newham and landowners.

Our assets in Greenwich

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 Greenwich:

  • Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Greenwich
  • Litter removal on red routes - this is also the borough's responsibility
  • Network Rail track at London Overground stations - contact Network Rail
  • The Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels, Greenwich council is responsible for maintaining the tunnels which are jointly owned by Greenwich council and Tower Hamlets and Newham councils respectively.
  • Taxis and mini cabs - these are owned by taxi drivers and minicab offices
  • Two bus garages in Greenwich that are owned and managed by bus companies
  • Coaches
  • Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Greenwich

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.