Richmond 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.

We are working with Royal Parks to close through traffic at weekends to all Royal Parks.

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 Richmond at:

  • Queens Road by Queens Crescent
  • Castlenau by Newport Road
  • Red Lion Street by Church Terrace

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 Richmond 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.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for Richmond 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 78,527 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 78,700.

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 23,566 daily cycle trips on average starting in Richmond upon Thames 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 60 individuals killed or seriously injured in Richmond upon Thames. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 44.

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 Richmond upon Thames

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • A316 Manor Circus - widened cycle paths and footways at Manor Circus junction will allow future shared use
  • A316 London Road roundabout - reduced traffic congestion and better journey times for buses, safety improvements and other changes to make it easier for people to cycle and walk
  • East Sheen - improvements proposed for the A205 corridor between Sheen Lane and Priests Bridge

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)

From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)  is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.

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 Richmond 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 Richmond upon Thames:

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.