Kingston upon Thames
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:
- Our Everyone's Future Counts document highlights our programmes designed to support those who are held back due to the barriers in education and the workplace
- We have published our annual Gender, Ethnicity and Disability Pay Gap reports
- 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
- Our Vision Zero progress report outlines achievements from the first three years of the Mayor's Vision Zero plan and commits to new tougher measures to ensure that it meets the goal of eliminating death and serious injury from London's roads
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 Kingston upon Thames 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 2024/25
LIP funding letter March 2023
LIP funding letter September 2022
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 - Kingston upon Thames
LIP targets for Kingston upon Thames
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 70,043 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 68,600.
We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 9,971 daily cycle trips on average starting in Kingston upon Thames 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 60 individuals killed or seriously injured in Kingston upon Thames. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 36.
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 the boroughs to help ensure motorcyclists stay safe on London's busy roads and support the Vision Zero objective to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's roads by 2041.
Electric scooter (e-scooter) trials
In partnership with London Councils, we're running an e-scooter 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.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates across all London boroughs and the City of London. The M25 is not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.
The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas Day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards.
If you drive anywhere within the ULEZ, and your vehicle does not meet the emissions standards, you could face a daily charge of £12.50. Use the TfL vehicle checker to see if your vehicle is compliant.
What we're working on in Kingston upon Thames
- 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 Kingston upon Thames
Work now going on in your borough includes:
We are making changes to the junction of the A240 and A3 at Tolworth roundabout. We consulted on these changes in late 2019 aimed at reducing traffic congestion and improving journey times for buses. We will also be improving links for cyclists and pedestrians from Tolworth station to Tolworth Broadway.
Our work will continue in phases from April 2023 through to January 2024
- Phase 1: April 2023-June 2023: There will be lane closures and bus stop B (Tolworth) will be suspended while we work on the southbound Kingston Road carriageway and on the subway at Barnsbury Lane
- Phase 2: June 2023-November 2023: There will be lane closures while we work on the northbound Kingston Road carriageway and on the southwestern subway
- Phase 3: November 2023-January 2024: There will be lane closures both north and southbound Kingston Road while we work on the central reservation
- Phase 4: November 2023-January 2024: Night-time road closures while we carry out surfacing works on the roundabout and on Kingston Road
There will be a series of lane closures on Tolworth roundabout and on the A240 Kingston Road. At times, there will be local diversions in place. Delays are expected, where possible please use alternative routes, check before you travel and allow more time to complete your journey.
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.
Our assets in Kingston upon Thames
Assets we maintain in your borough include:
- Around 400 bus stops - see all 34 day bus routes in Kingston
- Two bus stations
- One coach stop
- Around 150 traffic signals
- Over 17 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 Kingston:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Kingston Council
- 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 Kingston upon Thames 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 Kingston Council
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.