Greenwich

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.

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 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.

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 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 80,717 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 76,900.

Residents in Greenwich made an average of 577,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 39%
  • Tube/DLR: 7%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 8%
  • Bus/Tram: 12%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 2%
  • Walking: 29%

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. Find out more about Vision Zero.

In 2017 there were 97 individuals killed or seriously injured in Greenwich. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 39.

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 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
  • Elizabeth line - the line will be coming to Greenwich, with stations at Woolwich and Abbey Wood
  • 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

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.

We introduced two new bus routes to your borough in 2019 - route 301 between Bexleyheath and Abbey Wood and route 335 between Kidbrooke and North Greenwich.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)  is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.

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.

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:

We are looking to introduce one new cycle route - Cycleway 4 - Tower Bridge to Greenwich.

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:

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.