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TfL's Streetspace for London programme

Streetspace for London

Transport for London's (TfL) Streetspace for London plan is creating more space on streets so people can walk or cycle while social distancing. This will help ease pressure on public transport as the pandemic lockdown is lifted.

As lockdown continues to ease, more people are walking and cycling across London. Crowded pavements and cycle lanes make it difficult for people to social distance when they return to work.

Public transport must only be used when absolutely necessary. People who have no choice but to return to work in central London can then do so as safely as possible.

What TfL is doing

TfL is working with London's boroughs to identify places where temporary changes are needed to support social distancing or that would benefit from cycling and walking improvements.

To help residents / visitors across London walk and cycle wherever possible, TfL is concentrating on three key areas:

  • Quickly building a strategic cycling network, using temporary materials and including new routes, to help reduce crowding on the Tube and trains and on busy bus routes
  • Changing town centres so local journeys can be safely walked and cycled where possible, for example with wider pavements on high streets to give space for queues outside shops as people safely walk past while socially distancing
  • Reducing traffic on residential streets, creating low-traffic corridors right across London so more people can walk and cycle as part of their daily routine

Some of the temporary changes being made could become permanent.

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