£1.5 million funding confirmed for delivery of transport improvements in Royal Greenwich

Thursday 24 November 2022

The Council has agreed a programme of vital improvement works across the Royal Borough's transport network, supported by nearly £1.5 million funding from Transport for London (TfL).

The funding will be used to deliver a range of measures to help reduce traffic, improve air quality, encourage walking, cycling and use of public transport, and support the rollout of ultra-low emission vehicles. The work will help to create a cleaner, greener, safer and healthier borough, in line with the Council’s new Transport Strategy and the Carbon Neutral Plan.

Cllr Averil Lekau, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport, said: “This gives us a great opportunity to deliver some vital projects around Royal Greenwich that will make the borough safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The consultation undertaken on our Transport Strategy helped to identify key projects which will make a real difference for everyone, and what is most important to local people.

“Whilst this funding is lower than the Council has received from TfL in previous years, we’re aware of the significant financial constraints it’s operating under. We have allocated all of the funding to priority projects in the borough and I’m focused on delivering them over the coming months.

“We’re also continuing to assess how we can use additional sources of funding like developer contributions and Council revenue budgets, to complement TfL’s money and address other priorities set out in our new Transport Strategy.”

The money is part of TfL’s annual Local Implementation Plan (LIP) programme which it uses to help London boroughs deliver transport improvements, and follows the approval of a funding agreement between TfL and central government in August.

The Council is also looking at how it can work in partnership with other organisations to deliver schemes to improve transport in the borough.

The funding breakdown is provided in the table below.


Project details

2022/23 funding allocation

Cycleways Network development

Design work on three cycle schemes:

  • Greenwich town centre link
  • Shooters Hill to Greenwich Park
  • Eltham to Greenwich Park


Bus priority improvements

Further design of route 108, Greenwich Peninsula


Liveable Neighbourhood scheme development

Development of the Greenwich town centre Liveable Neighbourhood scheme


Cycle training

Delivery of cycle training schemes


Cycle parking

Installation of new cycle parking infrastructure in priority areas


Safer Corridors and Neighbourhoods scheme

  • Feasibility works on local safety schemes for future LIP years
  • Modal filters to reduce through traffic
  • 20mph zones
  • Implementation of localised healthy walking routes
  • Walking infrastructure / accessibility improvements
  • Local cycle projects
  • School Streets, school travel planning and road safety behaviour change
  • Engineering measures linked to School Travel Plan actions
  • Supporting accreditation for the Council's transport fleet in the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) scheme and Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
  • Small scale bus priority and bus stop improvements
  • Supporting local Car Clubs




Total: £1,477,000