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.

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 news

Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough:

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.

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 72,632 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 63,600.

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 2019 there were 135 individuals killed or seriously injured in Newham. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 61.

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 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 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)

The  Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) covers inner London, 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 operates 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. 

ULEZ expansion 2023 

Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city.  That's why the ULEZ is expanding from 29 August 2023 across all London boroughs. If you drive anywhere within the ULEZ, including the expanded area from 29 August 2023, and your vehicle does not meet the emissions standards, you could face a daily charge of £12.50.

9 out of 10 cars seen driving in outer London already meet the ULEZ emissions standards (monthly average levels based on analysis of daily camera detections of unique vehicles as cross-referenced with available DVLA records).

Use the TfL vehicle checker to see if your vehicle is compliant.

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 London Cable Car 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.