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 that you should know about including:
- Our latest condition of carriage around face coverings. These must be worn on all TfL services
- Our efforts to still encourage customers to be considerate and give each other space where possible
- Using the TfL Go app to 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
- Our Turn-up-and-go service which has now fully resumed
- The opportunity to provide you with feedback on the electric scooter rental trial in several London boroughs
- We have launched a public consultation to shape future step-free access priorities and improvements on the London Underground network, the first of its kind in 15 years
- We have published a Vision Zero progress report which outlines achievements from the past three years and commits to new tougher measures to eliminate death and serious injury on 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. The central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has expanded to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).
The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breather cleaner air.
The ULEZ will continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards.
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.
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:
- 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.
Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
To improve air quality the LEZ operates in Kingston upon Thames.
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.