Kingston upon Thames

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.

Find out more about LIP funding.

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.

More resident and visitor population figures are on the GLA website.

Funding for your borough

We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.

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.

Vision Zero

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.

What we're working on in 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:

See a map of our assets in London.

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:

Report private hire vehicles (PHVs) parked on ranks or unattended taxis on ranks directly to us.

Dealing with severe weather

For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.