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.
Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough:
- The Elizabeth line is now open for passenger service and runs through Farringdon station. Find out more about benefits of the new line in this video
- TfL's Programmes and Investment Committee paper updates on the delay of the Four Lines Modernisation programme
- We are asking Londoners to share views on proposed changes to bus routes into central London - find out more and have your say by visiting Central London Bus Review
- The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has asked TfL to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone to London-wide by 2023
- Our safer travel guidance has been updated
- The TfL Go app will 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
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.
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation 2020/21
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation 2019/20
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) confirmation letter 2017/18 - Borough Leader
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) confirmation letter 2016/17
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) delivery plan letter
Public Transport Access Levels - Islington
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.
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 and the Lowering Speed Limits Programme.
In 2019 there were 111 individuals killed or seriously injured in Islington. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 60.
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. 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
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year. Search our consultation and engagement hub - Have Your Say
- Find out about major works and events near you
- See some ongoing TfL improvements and projects in or near 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 - as part of the Elizabeth line, work at the station has included two new ticket halls; art installations; new lifts and signage. Now that the Elizabeth line is open, 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
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:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Islington
- 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
- One bus garage in Islington that is owned and managed by a bus company
- Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Islington
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.