Richmond upon Thames
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.
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.
Funding for your borough
We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.
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.
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.
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)
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:
- 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.