Kensington and Chelsea
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.
We are working with Royal Parks to close through traffic at weekends to all Royal Parks.
We are also introducing temporary measures for Cycleway 9 between Kensington Olympia and Brentford sooner so Londoners can benefit from them more quickly.
Pavements will be widened in Earl's Court to allow people to access local essential shops and services more easily.
The Green Man Authority
We've updated traffic lights at pedestrian crossings so pedestrians will see a continuous green man signal unless a vehicle is approaching. In that case, the red man will appear.
This initiative, unique to the UK, is part of our wider Streetspace for London programme.
The Green Man Authority technique has been installed in Kensington and Chelsea at Old Brompton Road by West Brompton Station.
Latest changes to travel
Here are some changes to your travel around London you should know about including:
- Changes to fares on public transport
- The extended times and increased charge of the Congestion Charging Zone. Find out more about the Congestion Charge reimbursement scheme on the Your borough page
- Updates on assistance for customers with accessibility needs
- Opportunity to try out the online Cycle Skills course
Trial of operating bus lanes at all times on red routes
As part of London Streetspace, we're trialling changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. This involves bus lanes across the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) - or red routes.
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 began in September and is proposed to run for at least six months and for a maximum of 18 months (to March 2022) to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. During the trial we are running an online survey to gather feedback from the public and road and transport users. The survey can be completed at any time during the trial - click here to provide your feedback.
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 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 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.
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation letter 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 - Kensington and Chelsea
LIP targets for Kensington and Chelsea
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 39,680 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 40,900.
We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 11,006 daily cycle trips on average starting in Kensington and Chelsea 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 2019 there were 113 individuals killed or seriously injured in Kensington and Chelsea. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 72.
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 2017-2019 and in will soon include future years' data and further analysis capability, for example casualty rates by kilometre travelled.
What we're working on in Kensington and Chelsea
- 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
- To see some ongoing TfL improvements in or near the borough, select 'Kensington & Chelsea' under the Borough drop down on Improvements & projects
- Find out about property development projects in your borough
Work now going on in your borough includes:
- South Kensington station - our plans will significantly improve accessibility and relieve congestion in the station and include enhancements to the area around the station
- Knightsbridge Tube station - will have step-free access, reached by a new entrance at Hooper's Court
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)
From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.
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.
Our assets in Kensington and Chelsea
Assets we maintain in your borough include:
- 12 Tube stations
- One London Overground station
- Around 270 bus stops - see all 34 day bus routes in Kensington and Chelsea
- Two coach stops
- 92 Santander Cycles docking stations
- Seven taxi ranks
- Around 165 traffic signals
- Over 15 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 Kensington and Chelsea:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Kensington and Chelsea
- 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 Kensington and Chelsea 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 Kensington and Chelsea
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.