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.
Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough that you should know about including:
- Changes to fares on public transport
- Using the TfL Go app for helping you travel comfortably
- Travel advice for customers as Government restrictions are relaxed further from Monday 12 April
- Travel guidance for businesses and their staff
- The Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion from 25 October 2021 - check if your vehicle meets the ULEZ emissions standards and view the interactive map of the zone
- Updates on assistance for customers with accessibility needs
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.