Islington

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 that you should know about including:

  • Our latest condition of carriage around face coverings. These must be worn on all TfL services unless exempt 
  • Our efforts to still encourage customers to be considerate and give each other space where possible 
  • Using the TfL Go app to 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 Turn Up and Go service which has now fully resumed  
  • The opportunity to provide feedback on the electric scooter rental trial taking place in a small number of boroughs

Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

The LIP is produced by the London Borough of Islington 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 Islington

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 35,921 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 36,000.

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 25,376 daily cycle trips on average starting in Islington 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 111 individuals killed or seriously injured in Islington. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 60.

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.

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. This also supports 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 to get involved, please get in touch. 

What we're working on in Islington

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Camden to Tottenham Hale - a cycling route connecting Camden to Tottenham Hale was one of six announced by the Mayor of London in 2018. 
  • Farringdon station upgrade - work includes two new ticket halls. Once the Elizabeth line arrives, Farringdon will become one of the best connected places in London
  • Old Street roundabout - new segregated cycle lanes and new and improved road crossings mean people will be able to walk and cycle more safely. A new public space will be created by removing the northwestern arm of the roundabout and two new station entrances will give better access to the station

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 was introduced to Islington in April 2019.

Our assets in Islington

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

  • Nine Tube stations
  • Five London Overground stations
  • Around 350 bus stops - see all 43 day bus routes in Islington
  • One bus station
  • One coach stop
  • 36 Santander Cycles docking stations
  • Five taxi ranks
  • Around 175 traffic signals
  • Over 14 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 Islington:

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.