Streetspace schemes & monitoring

Closes 31 Dec 2020

Opened 1 Jul 2020

Overview

The Streetspace for London programme is the Mayor and TfL’s emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

Quick links

Frequently asked questions

The schemes we have built so far 

Complete our feedback form 

We and London’s boroughs are introducing a range of new temporary schemes across London to help people who can do so to walk and cycle more often, as an alternative to using the car.   

We are also temporarily extending the pavement in busy high streets, to give people more room to safely social distance.

This page explains where we are introducing temporary Streetspace schemes, how we are introducing and monitoring them, and how we are engaging with local people, businesses and other stakeholders.

Temporary upgrade of Cycle Superhighway 7 between Balham and Colliers Wood

Temporary upgrade of Cycle Superhighway 7 between Balham and Colliers Wood

If you’d like to know more about the purpose and background to the Streetspace programme, please see our Guide to the London Streetspace programme.

We have also responded to the most Frequently Asked Questions about the programme.  

Walking and cycling are very healthy forms of travel. Research shows that people who walk and cycle shop more often, and spend more, than people who drive. They are also the cheapest forms of travel there are. More information about the benefits of ‘active travel’ is available here.

What schemes have been introduced so far? 

We are responsible for managing the red route road network, and we are introducing temporary new Streetspace schemes across London.   

The details of all the schemes we have introduced so far are available here.

London’s local authorities are responsible for the remainder of roads in London, and are introducing their own temporary schemes. These are ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ schemes, which reduce traffic levels in residential areas, and also ‘School Streets’ which restricts access to roads outside schools at certain times and in some cases widens pavements.

Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, has developed an interactive map to show all of the schemes that have been introduced across London, including by London’s local authorities.  

How are new schemes introduced and do you keep them under review?

All of the temporary Streetspace schemes that we introduce are kept under continual review. We hope that many of the schemes we are introducing now could become permanent additions to London’s walking and cycling networks, although we will be taking a range of issues into account before making any schemes permanent. We have described the process we are following in the graphic below:

More information is available to explain how we are monitoring the Streetspace schemes we are introducing. 

Listening and learning  

As an emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic, it was necessary for us to introduce measures as quickly as possible to help people walk, cycle and safely social-distance. Consultations can take several months to prepare, run and analyse, and there simply isn’t the scope for us to consult local people on the temporary measures we are introducing.   

We do however want to know about your experiences of the schemes we are introducing. 

The best way to tell us about your experiences is by completing our feedback form - to do so please follow the link at the bottom of the page.  

You can also tell us your thoughts by emailing us at: streetspacelondon@tfl.gov.uk.

However, we will not be able to respond to individual emails given the volume of feedback we are receiving.  

For any immediate safety concerns on the TfL red route network, you can use our online Streetcare tool. If you required a detailed response relating to Streetspace then please contact TfL Customer Services. If your question or concern relates to a Streetspace scheme introduced by a London Borough (i.e. not on a red route), then you should get in touch with the relevant Borough direct.

As much as we can, we are reaching out to local people, businesses and other stakeholders to discuss their thoughts about the temporary schemes we’re introducing.  

For example, we are contacting local businesses to understand if the temporary measures we are introducing are affecting them. If you are a local business, we would like you to complete our short feedback form 

We are developing new ways to engage local people and other stakeholders, and we will keep this website up to date as we do so.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Traffic Management
  • Cycling
  • Walking