Kingston upon Thames
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.
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.
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 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 70,413 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 68,600.
Residents in Kingston upon Thames made an average of 392,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:
- Car and motorcycle: 44%
- Tube/DLR: 1%
- National Rail and London Overground: 10%
- Bus/Tram: 10%
- Taxi/Other: 1%
- Cycle: 2%
- Walking: 32%
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.
In 2017 there were 50 individuals killed or seriously injured in Kingston upon Thames. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 36.
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.
What we're working on in Kingston upon Thames
- 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 Kingston upon Thames
Work now going on in your borough includes:
- Mini-Hollands - the borough is leading the way in improving cycling and walking facilities through its ongoing £30m Mini-Hollands investment
- Thameside - building on the work of the Gloriana Main scheme, we will improve the public space for people walking and cycling along the riverside, connecting them to the town centre. This scheme also complements the borough's Go Cycle programme
- A3 Hook roundabout - the scheme will improve traffic flow and safety on the roundabout. Feasibility work started in 2019 - implementation depends on funding
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 will extend to Kingston upon Thames from October 2021.
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.