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 London Borough of Havering 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 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 124,275 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2041 is 97,400.

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.

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 2019 there were 91 individuals killed or seriously injured in Havering. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 44.

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 to 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-scooter) trial

In partnership with London Councils, we're running an e-scooter trial. On Monday 7 June, e-scooters became available to rent in a small number of London boroughs. Working together on a single trial means that the scheme can run more consistently across participating boroughs, with safety at its core.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That is why on 25 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London expanded to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Raod (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).

The North and South Circular Roads themselves ar not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breath clearner air.

The ULEZ will continue to operate 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.

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.

What we're working on in 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:

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 Havering:

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.