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
There are temporary changes to travel in London while we work on supporting the restart of the Capital including:
- Additional travel support for children and young people returning to school
- Resuming the Congestion Charging Zone with extended times and an increased charge. Find out more about the Congestion charge reimbursement scheme on the Your Borough page
- Travel guidance for businesses in London
- Opportunity to try out the online Cycle Skills course
- Encouraging Londoners to join the walking challenge
- Help for customers with accessibility needs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 funding stream provided by TfL to help our partners in the boroughs and the City of London has been paused while we focus on measures to increase walking and cycling and to ensure social distancing on our network.
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.
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
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year - search on the TfL Consultation Hub
- 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
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)
To improve air quality the ULEZ will extend to parts of Greenwich from October 2021.
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
We are looking to introduce one new cycle route - Cycleway 4 - Tower Bridge to Greenwich.
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
- 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
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.