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.
We are also upgrading the existing cycle route from Merton to Elephant and Castle by creating sections of temporary segregation for example.
The Green Man Authority
We've updated traffic lights at pedestrian crossings so pedestrians will see a continuous green man signal unless a vehicle is approaching. In that case, the red man will appear.
This initiative, unique to the UK, is part of our wider Streetspace for London programme.
The Green Man Authority technique has been installed in Merton at Kingston Road by Rothesay Avenue.
Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough:
- We have published our Everyone's Future Counts document, which 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 Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced he has asked TfL to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide in 2023
- Our safer travel guidance has been updated
- 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
- Travel guidance for businesses and their staff
- We have launched a public consultation to shape future step-free access priorities and improvements on the Tube, the first of its kind in 15 years
- 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 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.
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation 2020/21
Merton LIP Letter 2020
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 - Merton
LIP targets for Merton
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 73,974 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 73,800.
We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 8,352 daily cycle trips on average starting in Merton 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 93 individuals killed or seriously injured in Merton. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 41.
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 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-scooters) trial
In partnership with& London Councils, we're running an e-scooters 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.
What we're working on in Merton
- 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 Merton
- Find out about proposed property development projects in your borough
Work now going on in your borough includes:
- Sutton Link - we're looking at options for a new, direct and quicker transport link between Merton and Sutton. This would improve access to jobs and services, support new homes and improve connectivity between the two boroughs and to central London
- A24 Jubilee Way - new controlled pedestrian crossings and better pedestrian and cyclist facilities at the A24 Morden Road junction with Jubilee Way will reduce danger for vulnerable road users
- South Wimbledon Junction - proposed changes to right turns will improve safety for vulnerable road users
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) expansion
Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London 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 breathe cleaner air.
The ULEZ will continue to operate 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.
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.
Our assets in Merton
Assets we maintain in your borough include:
- Five Tube stations
- Eight tram stops
- Around 445 bus stops - see all 34 day bus routes in Merton
- One coach stop
- Cycle Superhighway 7 which runs from Merton to the City of London
- Two taxi ranks
- One car park
- Around 180 traffic signals
- Over 10 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 Merton:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Merton
- 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
- Two bus garages in Merton that are owned and managed by bus companies
- Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Merton
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.