Draft Network Operating Strategy

Closed 15 Jul 2011

Opened 12 May 2011


Transport for London (TfL) is inviting comments on our ‘Network Operating Strategy’ (NOS) which has been developed to set out how London Streets, as part of TfL, will successfully manage and operate the Capital’s road networks within the context of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS), published in May 2010.

The document (available to download at the bottom of this page) provides a strategic framework for the operational management of London’s road network. It includes specific advice and guidance for those involved in day-to-day decision-making at TfL, London’s boroughs and other organisations involved with road management-related aspects of the MTS.

It sets out London Streets’ overall approach to the management and operation of the road network in London, building on the principles, policies and proposals set out in the ‘Managing the Road Network’ section of the MTS. It includes both those things for which it has direct operational responsibility and how it proposes to engage with London boroughs, public utility companies and other organisations with an involvement in road network management.

It is also intended to assist in the implementation of the developing sub-regional strategies and borough Local Implementation Plans (LIPs), as well as providing a framework through which to prioritise capital investment and ‘business as usual’ operational expenditure decision-making across the road network.

The NOS is part of a suite of documents prepared by Surface Transport, the TLRN Implementation Plan (TIP) and Highway Asset Management Plan (HAMP) which are both due to be published in due course.

The TIP records TfL’s aspirations for future investment projects on the TLRN that will create safe, accessible, attractive routes and places, through which traffic can flow smoothly. It also outlines their costs and benefits and how they contribute towards the MTS.

The HAMP sets out how TfL maintains its highway assets to meet user expectations, maximises operational effectiveness and minimises asset-related risks cost effectively.

We value the input and feedback from our partners and stakeholders and welcome any comments and suggestions you may have regarding the draft document. Please have your say by completing the form below.

What Happens Next

We are currently considering comments received.


  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Barnet
  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Bromley
  • Camden
  • City of London
  • Croydon
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Haringey
  • Harrow
  • Havering
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Merton
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Southwark
  • Sutton
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest
  • Wandsworth
  • Westminster


  • Stakeholders


  • Transport for London Road Network