London Streets

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London Streets
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Area of responsibility within England
TypeStatutory corporation
PurposeTransport authority
Headquarters55 Broadway,
London, SW1
Region served
Greater London
Parent organisation
Transport for London (TfL)
Websitetfl.gov.uk

London Streets (known as Street Management until April 2007) is an arm of Transport for London (TfL) which is responsible for managing the main through-routes in London, a total network of 580 kilometres (360 mi) of roads.

Areas of responsibility[edit]

These are also known as red routes, or the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN), as they can be identified by their red road markings and signage.[1]

London Streets is also responsible for managing the London congestion charge, a fee that is charged to most motorists entering the central London area,[2] as well as street CCTV systems and control of traffic lights and bus lane enforcement cameras (BLECs).

London Streets is also responsible for prosecution of people for committing offences, and thus enforcing the New Roads and Street Act.[3]

London Streets is also provides services such as Streetscape Guidance, which is a service providing standards for roads and streets, in order to make London's roads safer and more efficient.[4]

Other highways[edit]

Motorways within London are the responsibility of Highways England.[5] The remainder of the city's street network is the responsibility of the individual London boroughs.

Branding[edit]

The TfL London Streets roundel (2007-2014)

From 2007 London Streets used a blue and grey variant of the Transport for London roundel with the "Streets" name. The Streets roundel was withdrawn in 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red routes". Transport for London. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Congestion Charge (Official)". Transport for London. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Streets". Transport for London. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Streets toolkit". Transport for London. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ "About us - Highways England". GOV.UK. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Roundell information - Freedom of Information request to Transport for London". WhatDoTheyKnow. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.

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