Our assets in Kensington and Chelsea

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

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We do not maintain in Kensington and Chelsea:

Report private hire vehicles (PHVs) parked on ranks or unattended taxis on ranks directly to us.

What we're working on in Kensington and Chelsea

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • South Kensington station - our plans will significantly improve accessibility and relieve congestion in the station and include major enhancements to the area around the station
  • Acton to Notting Hill cycle route - we're developing proposals for a new route that will connect key town centres including North Acton, Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush, Holland Park and Notting Hill
  • Knightsbridge Tube station - will have step-free access, reached by a new entrance at Hooper's Court

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 Kensington and Chelsea from October 2021.

Working with your borough

We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.

Planning for your borough

Residents in Kensington and Chelsea made an average of 384,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 20%
  • Underground/DLR: 15%
  • National Rail and Overground: 2%
  • Bus/Tram: 15%
  • Taxi/Other: 5%
  • Cycle: 2%
  • Walking: 41%

Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

The LIP is produced by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 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.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for Kensington and Chelsea

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 41,247 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 40,900.

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 11,006 daily cycle trips on average starting in Kensington and Chelsea 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. Find out more about Vision Zero.

In 2017 there were 116 individuals killed or seriously injured in Kensington and Chelsea. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 72.

Find out more about collisions in your borough.

Dealing with severe weather

For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.