Bishopsgate walking and cycling changes

In July 2020 we made changes to the A10 Bishopsgate ‘corridor’ between the north end of London Bridge and the southern end of Shoreditch High Street order to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus.

This page provides you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme, and our plans, including for engagement and consultation. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

In 2020 we delivered several temporary changes to the scheme as part of our emergency response to

In July 2020 we made changes to the A10 Bishopsgate ‘corridor’ between the north end of London Bridge and the southern end of Shoreditch High Street order to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus.

This page provides you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme, and our plans, including for engagement and consultation. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

In 2020 we delivered several temporary changes to the scheme as part of our emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. As London continues to recover from the pandemic it will be more important than ever to support and encourage everyone who can to be more active. Active travel can make people healthier and happier, and it plays a part in managing and reducing congestion as well as improving our environment.

The temporary changes to the A10 Bishopsgate corridor make space for people walking, protect bus journey times, and improve cycling conditions. The corridor is key for travel between London Bridge, Liverpool Street and other major rail stations and hosts many places of work. The pressure on pedestrian space and public transport use is intense, and the temporary changes aim to reduce that pressure by providing more road space for walking, cycling and reliable bus journeys.

Older and disabled people have been considered in the scheme’s design, with access to addresses on the corridor through side streets maintained during restricted hours. We believe the need to reduce traffic on this road is balanced against impacts on freight and other road users.

You can read a summary of the changes we introduced, as well as view maps, in our Documents section.

What has happened so far

We have been monitoring the scheme since it was introduced. This includes the scheme’s effects on traffic flow, road safety and cycling and walking rates. We have also asked people for their views on the scheme. We are using this information to help inform what we do next.

We are now reviewing all the schemes we implemented as part of that programme, while also going back to schemes we intended to either consult on or build when the pandemic hit.

Listening to you

Although we are not currently undertaking a formal consultation on this scheme, we would like to know about your experiences of it. If you have any comments about the effects of our scheme, or suggestions for changes or improvements we might make, please let us know at by completing the Survey, emailing us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or using the Questions tool below.

In August 2021 we wrote to people to explain the next steps with many of the schemes we introduced as part of our response to the pandemic. We are now reviewing the schemes to decide what we’d like to retain.

If we decide to introduce the permanent scheme as originally planned, or retain the existing temporary scheme, we will consult with you.


Ask us a question

If you have any questions about the scheme, you can ask us here. We will then aim to get back to you.

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Page last updated: 05 October 2021, 08:43