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

Here are some changes to travel around London you should know about including:

Trial of extended 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  

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.

As part of our recent funding settlement, we have allocated a total of £23.1m for LIP Corridor funding across London for the period of 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. The amount apportioned to your borough is outlined in the latest LIP allocation letter below.

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 36,727 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 36,000.

Residents in Islington made an average of 560,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 15%
  • Tube/DLR: 14%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 4%
  • Bus/Tram: 15%
  • Taxi/Other: 3%
  • Cycle: 5%
  • Walking: 44%

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 2017 there were 125 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

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.