Waltham Forest

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.

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 Waltham Forest 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 Waltham Forest

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 82,998 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2041 is 72,900.

Residents in Waltham Forest made an average of 519,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 34%
  • Tube/DLR: 14%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 5%
  • Bus/Tram: 12%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 2%
  • Walking: 32%

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 6,890 daily cycle trips on average starting in Waltham Forest 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 92 individuals killed or seriously injured in Waltham Forest. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 50.

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 Waltham Forest

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Coppermill area Liveable Neighbourhood - improving the area bounded by Blackhorse Road, St James Street, Markhouse Road to the east, Lea Bride Road in the south and Waltham Stow Wetlands to the north and west will better connect key regeneration and growth areas
  • Blackhorse junction - improving the A503 between Forest Road, the Blackhorse Road junction and Palmerston will address narrow footpaths, street furniture clutter and a bus stop at a pedestrian pinch point

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 Waltham Forest from October 2021.

Our assets in Waltham Forest

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 Waltham Forest:

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.