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:
- The extended times and increased charge of the Congestion Charging Zone. Find out more about the Congestion Charge reimbursement scheme on the Your borough page
- Updates on assistance for customers with accessibility needs
- Opportunity to try out the online Cycle Skills course
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.
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 2020/21 (H2)
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 - Richmond upon Thames
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.
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. 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.
What we're working on in Richmond upon Thames
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year - search the TfL Consultation Hub
- Find out about major works and events near you
- See some ongoing TfL improvements and projects in or near 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:
- Two Tube stations
- Two London Overground stations
- Around 490 bus stops - see all 34 day bus routes in Richmond upon Thames
- Fulwell bus garage
- Around 185 traffic signals
- Over 13 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 Richmond upon Thames:
- Non-red route roads - these are maintained by Richmond upon Thames
- 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
- One other bus garage in Richmond upon Thames that is owned and managed by a bus company
- Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Richmond upon Thames
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.