London Borough of Croydon

As one of the busiest major routes in Croydon, improving London Road is a key priority for our growing town centre. Planned upgrades would tackle the serious concerns about air quality in the area, as we as enhance the experience for cyclists and pedestrians – making it a better street for local businesses and residents.

Public engagement

We are working on a project for the future of London Road, and we would like to know:

  • What does London Road mean to you?
  • How do you use London Road now?
  • How could London Road be improved?

Our study will gather ideas for future improvements to the public spaces along London Road. Some of these will be small improvements that can be implemented quickly, while others will be longer term project ideas.

We are currently interviewing stakeholders, community groups and businesses all along London Road. If you would like to talk to us now, please contact us by email at

After this, we will launch an online survey and hold a series of local events in March and April of this year to ask for your ideas.

What will happen next

Our study will finish in June of 2020 and some of our recommendations will be used to create “trial” public space improvements, to be installed by the end of the year.  They will be used to help target future investment by the council and key partners Transport for London and the Greater London Authority.

Who is working on the project

The project is led by Croydon Council and our team includes CarverHaggard, The Means, Turf Projects, and BOB Design.


Using a Healthy Streets approach, the scheme will offer short and longer term projects, utilising greening and cultural opportunities to improve the look and feel of the route, and opportunities to enhance the road layout to prioritise sustainable transport such as walking, cycling and buses. This aims to reduce the number of vehicle trips to and from London Road to improve the traffic flow into and out of the town centre.

The scheme aligns with the Mayor of London’s Transport Policy (MTS) which seeks to encourage people to walk, cycle or use public transport instead of jumping in the car for short to medium length journeys.

Area: North Croydon
Status: Happening now
Start date: 2020
End date: 2024
Type: Transport and roads

Contact us

Email our team at

Area: North Croydon

Status: Future

Start date: 2018

End date: 2022

Type: Transport and roads