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 email@example.com.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Islington
- 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 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. A consultation is planned for 2020
- 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
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.