Streetspace is a London-wide scheme in which 20 boroughs are funded and supported by Transport for London (TfL) to create more space for people to safely walk or cycle as we emerge from the coronavirus lockdown. It is also supported by central government as part of national efforts to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
There are 6 different types of changes taking place:
- low traffic streets
- low traffic neighbourhoods
- footway expansion
- speed awareness
- cycling facilities
All streets will remain open on either side of the partial closures, and are fully open for walking, cycling and other healthy an active journeys. Visitors, deliveries, emergency services and some buses will also have the same access as before.
Temporary and permanent changes
All changes are being introduced temporarily and will last for up to 18 months.
As we develop options for permanent changes we will share them and invite comment on them.
Get involved in designing Streetspace
We did not consult formally before running the scheme because we were required by both central government and TfL to reallocate space on the highway to people walking, cycling, and using other alternatives to the car. We did use feedback we have gathered from the public over previous years to decide which streets would most benefit from reduced traffic.
Since putting the scheme in place, we’ve received lots of feedback from residents telling us that their streets are now cleaner, safer and quieter. We’ve also received lots of input about how the schemes could be improved or changed. We welcome this and encourage you to submit your own feedback using our interactive map.