Richmond upon Thames
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 Richmond at:
- Queens Road by Queens Crescent
- Castlenau by Newport Road
- Red Lion Street by Church Terrace
Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough that you should know about including:
- our latest condition of carriage around face coverings. These must be worn on all TfL services
- our efforts to still encourage customers to be considerate and give each other space where possible
- Using the TfL Go app for helping you travel comfortably
- Our pay as you go fares are automatically capped, so you don't need to buy a travel card in advance. Create an online account or use the Oyster app to quickly and easily calculate your expenses.
- Travel guidance for businesses and their staff
- Our Turn Up And Go service which has now fully resumed
- The opportunity for you to provide feedback on the electric scooter (e-scooter) trial in several London boroughs
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) allocation 2020/21
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 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.
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
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 Monday 7 June 2021 e-scooters became available to rent in your borough. Working together on a single trial means the trial can run consistently across participating boroughs, with safety at its core.
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 2017-2020 and will soon include future data and further analysis capability.
What we're working on in Richmond upon Thames
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year. Search our new consultation and engagement hub - Have Your Say
- 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.
Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That is why 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).
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 will continue to operate 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.
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.