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 The Mall/Constitution Hill and all Royal Parks and looking to create temporary cycle lanes on Park Lane. 

We are also upgrading the existing cycle route from Pimlico to Putney by creating sections of temporary segregation for example.

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 Westminster at Cavendish Square by Henrietta Place.

Latest changes to travel

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

Consultation on operating hours of bus lanes in London 

As part of London Streetspace programme, we're proposing to trial changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. 

We want to make sure that people choosing to travel on the bus network have the safest, quickest and most reliable journey at all times of the day. Proposals follow recent extensions to bus lane hours that have seen improvements to speeds and reliability.  

The trial of 24/7 bus lanes is planned to be in place for at least six months to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. Find out more and share your views at any time online or by emailing betterbusjourneys@tfl.gov.uk.  

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 Westminster 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 Westminster

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 51,605 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 47,500.

Residents in Westminster made an average of 526,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 13%
  • Tube/DLR: 17%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 3%
  • Bus/Tram: 16%
  • Taxi/Other: 6%
  • Cycle: 3%
  • Walking: 42%

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 29,350 daily cycle trips on average starting in Westminster 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 270 individuals killed or seriously injured in Westminster. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 161.

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 Westminster

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Edgware Road corridor - making five key junctions (Chapel Street/Praed Street, Sussex Gardens/Old Marylebone, Kendal Street/George Street, Connaught Street/Upper Berkeley Street, Seymour Street) safer with new pedestrian crossings, countdown timers, 20 mph speed limit and Advanced Stop Lines (cycle boxes). Also, see our proposals for the junction of Edgware Road and Harrow Road
  • Victoria Coach Station - reconfiguring the 88-year-old station will let it continue to serve millions of passengers a year. We're also looking at options for coach facilities at other sites in London

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 was introduced to Westminster in April 2019.

Our assets in Westminster

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

  • 32 Tube stations
  • Around 495 bus stops - see all 73 day bus routes in Westminster
  • One bus station (Terminus Place)
  • One coach station (Victoria)
  • 20 coach stops
  • Four TfL piers (Embankment, Millbank, Temple and Westminster Millennium)
  • 168 Santander Cycles docking stations
  • Cycle Superhighway 3 which runs from Barking to Lancaster Gate
  • Cycle Superhighway 8 which runs from Wandsworth to Westminster
  • Nine taxi ranks
  • Around 450 traffic signals
  • Over 21 kilometres of red routes

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 Westminster:

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.