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.

Temporary changes to travel

There are temporary changes to travel in London while we work on supporting the restart of the Capital 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.

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 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 79,704 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 78,700.

Residents in Richmond upon Thames made an average of 491,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 40%
  • Tube/DLR: 4%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 8%
  • Bus/Tram: 10%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 5%
  • Walking: 32%

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 2017 there were 77 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.

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)

To improve air quality the ULEZ will extend to parts of Richmond upon Thames from October 2021.

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.