City Streets: Transport COVID-19 response update: July 25 2020
City Streets: Transport COVID-19 response update
The delivery of the City of London Corporation’ transport recovery plan is well underway, designed to ensure the gradual and safe return of people who work, live and visit the Square Mile. The initiative is primarily focused on providing the space needed to comfortably and safely maintain social distancing on City streets and supporting walking, cycling and the managed use of public transport.
Phase One of the scheme is largely complete. This includes providing more space for people walking on Threadneedle Street, Old Broad Street and Cannon Street and the introduction of timed closures and changes on Coleman Street and St Mary Axe. A 24/7 no through route except for buses and cycles only is to be implemented on Leadenhall Street the next few weeks. Details of individual changes are available here.
Phase Two sees a further seven kilometres of streets being temporarily changed, including the reallocation of highway to people walking and cycling on Fleet Street and Moorgate, timed closure of Moorfields to motor vehicles and the closure of Chancery Lane to through traffic. Phase Two delivery started on the 6 July and will be completed over the summer. Details of individual street changes are available here.
The table below details the most recent and upcoming changes to streets. Further changes will be timetabled in due course and will available on our webpage.
Recent changes have taken place on:
- Bevis Marks
- Camomile Street
- Cannon Street (Queen Victoria Street and Monument junction)
- Coleman Street (including Kings Arm Yard)
- Dukes Place
- King William Street
- Leadenhall Street – 24/7 no through route except for buses and cycles will follow Lombard Street (including Nicholas Lane)
- Old Broad Street
- Old Jewry
- Queen Victoria Street (Cannon Street to Poultry)
- St Mary Axe
- Threadneedle Street
From week of 27 July changes are planned to take place on:
- Chancery Lane
- King Street
- Queen Street
- Eastcheap / Great Tower Street
From week of 3 August changes are planned to take place on:
- Cooper’s Row / Trinity Square
- Crutched Friars
- Cutler Street
- Devonshire Row
- Devonshire Square
- Fenchurch Street
- Jewry Street
- Outwich Street
- South Place
Further street changes will be timetabled in due course
Phase Three – A report has been approved by City of London Corporation Committees (subject to funding). This report includes proposals for temporary cycle parking locations, greening and areas for seating. It also includes a proposal for a School Street by Charterhouse Square School. Further details are available in our press release dated 10 July 2020.
All measures are adaptable to changing circumstances and can be scaled up or down as required in line with Government guidance. Up to date information is available on our webpage www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/covid19citystreets.
Guidance for managing deliveries and servicing
Please find a link to our Covid-19: City Streets Guidance for managing deliveries and servicing. This guidance note has been produced to help City businesses understand the measures that can be taken to minimise the impact of their deliveries and servicing on the City’s streets. The guidance has been tailored for each type of business and is broken down into delivery, waste and servicing sections. In the short term these actions will help support safe social distancing as people return to the Square Mile, in the long term the changes will help to deliver safer, healthier streets in line with the aims and objectives in the City Corporation’s Transport Strategy
Signage for businesses
City businesses can request temporary on-street vinyl signage to help their visitors follow safe social distancing when queueing outside the premises by completing our short form
Have your say
Our survey is online for street users to tell us what they think of the changes. This survey will be updated as changes to more streets are implemented. It will remain open while the temporary measures are in place. We are keen to hear back from as many people and organisations as possible and would be grateful of help to promote the survey.
For questions related to the City Corporation’s temporary measures on street please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transport for London plans for A10 Bishopsgate corridor
Transport for London are making temporary improvements to help people travel on foot, by bike or by bus along the A10 Bishopsgate corridor, from the northern end of London Bridge to Shoreditch High Street. Please see the attached letter for details of the changes and the construction timetable.
To view Transport for London’s plans visit their Bishopsgate webpage.
If you have any comments about the effects of TfL’s scheme, or suggestions for changes or improvements that they might make, please email TfL directly at email@example.com.