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.

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 Newham at Prince Regent by Alnwick Road.

Latest changes to travel

Here are some changes to your travel around London you should know about including:

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 London Borough of Newham 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.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for Newham

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 72,189 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 63,600.

Residents in Newham made an average of 581,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 28%
  • Tube/DLR: 17%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 3%
  • Bus/Tram: 17%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 1%
  • Walking: 33%

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 8,664 daily cycle trips on average starting in Newham between 2015 and 2018.

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

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 149 individuals killed or seriously injured in Newham. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 61.

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


What we're working on in Newham

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Silvertown Tunnel - a new road tunnel under the Thames will relieve congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel
  • Elizabeth line - coming to Stratford, Maryland, Forest Gate and Manor Park. Some of these stations already benefit from the Crossrail Complimentary Measures programme
  • Replacement DLR trains - we're buying a new fleet of walk-through DLR trains

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 parts of Newham from October 2021.

Our assets in Newham

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

  • Six Tube stations
  • Five Elizabeth line stations
  • Three London Overground stations
  • 20 DLR stations
  • Around 530 bus stops - see all 38 day bus routes in Newham
  • Two bus stations and West Ham bus garage
  • Three coach stops
  • One Emirates Air Line terminal
  • Cycle Superhighway 2 which runs from Stratford to Aldgate
  • Around 210 traffic signals
  • Over 15 kilometres of red routes

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 Newham:

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.