Policy and guidance development

Station Public Realm Design Guidance

The Urban Design team together with TfL Rail & Underground and TfL Surface Transport have developed Station Public Realm Guidance in collaboration with Grimshaw Architects and BDP. 

The guidance is aimed at anyone looking to improve or change the way that the space works outside of a station. It covers all TfL stations including Underground, Overground, Trams, DLR, Buses and River Services.

The document sets an agreed approach on how these spaces should be developed and designed regardless of their ownership or management, to the benefit of the transport user, transport operator, the community, commercial interests and place making in general.

Royal Docks Local Transport Design Guidance

We have been working with the Greater London Authority and London Borough of Newham to produce the Royal Docks Local Transport Design Guidance. This outlines our shared aspiration to deliver significant improvements to both the movement and place function of streets and spaces in the Royal Docks Opportunity Area.

Better Streets Delivered
The Urban Design team has worked with Urban Design London to produce a compilation of recently completed schemes built under the Better Streets and London's Great Outdoors programmes.

Better Streets Delivered celebrates the ambition and success of recent public realm projects across London that have sought to balance user needs while also increasing the vitality and sense of place of the area.

Better Streets Delivered (2013) is available for free download on the Urban Design London website.

Nine Elms on the South Bank - Public Realm Design Guide, Materials Palette and Cycling Strategy
Comprehensive guidance for all components of public realm and surfacing materials in the 195-hectare Opportunity Area.

The Nine Elms Cycling Strategy is available to download from the Nine Elms on the South Bank website.

Roads Task Force report
Urban design input into long-term roads strategy for London, including conceptualisation and visualisations.

Read the Roads Task Force report.

TfL Streetscape Guidance

This is a publicly accessible document that provides clear, comprehensive and detailed information on materials, illustrative layouts and design principles for roads and streets in London.

First published in 2009, this has been completely updated to reflect new developments in policy and best practice, including the Roads Task Force.

Read TfL Streetscape Guidance.


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