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
- Further update on assistance for customers with accessibility needs
- Travel guidance for businesses in London
- Opportunity to try out the online Cycle Skills course
- Encouraging Londoners to join the walking challenge
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 Havering
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 124,686 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2041 is 97,400.
Residents in Havering made an average of 474,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:
- Car and motorcycle: 55%
- Tube/DLR: 3%
- National Rail and London Overground: 10%
- Bus/Tram: 10%
- Taxi/Other: 1%
- Cycle: 1%
- Walking: 20%
We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 5,707 daily cycle trips on average starting in Havering between 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 72 individuals killed or seriously injured in Havering. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 44.
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 Havering
- 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 Havering
Work now going on in your borough includes:
- Beam Parkway - working with the borough, we're part funding a scheme that includes new segregated cycle lanes, more crossing points and improved public spaces along the A1306 New Road in Rainham. This will support the new Beam Park rail station and recently approved housing zone
- Romford town centre - we're investing £5.7m as part of Liveable Neighbourhoods to help the council make the busy ring road easier to cross. Existing subways will be replaced by pedestrian and cycle crossings at street level, and a new bus lane and public spaces added
- A12 Gubbins Lane - we're developing a scheme with the borough to improve pedestrian and cycling crossings
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 Havering
Assets we maintain in your borough include:
- Four Tube stations
- Three Elizabeth line stations
- Three London Overground stations
- Around 870 bus stops - see all 36 day bus routes in Havering
- Around 145 traffic signals
- Over 21 kilometres of red routes
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 Havering:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Havering
- 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 Havering 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 Havering
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.