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.
Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough:
- The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced he has asked TfL to consult on proposals to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London in 2023
- 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
- We have published our Everyone's Future Counts document, which highlights our programmes designed to support those who are held back due to barriers in education and the workplace.
- We have published our annual Gender, Ethnicity and Disability pay gap reports.
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.
Local Implementation Plan 2023
Funding Allocation Letter - Greenwich - 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
Public Transport Access Levels - Greenwich
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.
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
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year. Search our new consultation and engagement hub - Have Your Say
- Find out about major works and events near you
- See some ongoing TfL improvements and projects in or near Greenwich
- Find out about property development projects in your borough
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
- 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) expansion
The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) covers inner London, 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 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.
ULEZ expansion 2023
Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That's why the ULEZ is expanding from 29 August 2023 across all London boroughs. If you drive anywhere within the ULEZ, including the expanded area from 29 August 2023, and your vehicle does not meet the emissions standards, you could face a daily charge of £12.50.
9 out of 10 cars seen driving in outer London already meet the ULEZ emissions standards (monthly average levels based on analysis of daily camera detections of unique vehicles as cross-referenced with available DVLA records).
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:
- 13 Tube stations
- Two Elizabeth line stations
- Four DLR stations
- Around 715 bus stops - see all 53 day bus routes in Greenwich
- One bus station
- One TfL pier (Greenwich)
- Around 270 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 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
- 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.