COVID-19 Transport Strategy
Merton Council has a prepared an emergency transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to aid social distancing in the borough. The plan is focused on making changes to roads and pavements in the borough to improve road safety, support social distancing and provide more space for walking and cycling.
Pavements will be extended into the road at some of the busiest parts of the borough such as town centres and local shopping parades.
The emergency changes will be followed by longer term work to improve walking and cycling routes throughout the borough. The plans will also look to keep Merton moving safely as travel patterns change and restrictions ease.
The plan can be found here:
Merton’s Active and Healthy Travel Response to COVID-19
The first phase of proposals can be found here
The Council will keep this programme under review and continue to work with TfL to provide more resources for further walking and cycling improvements.
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Third Local Implementation Plan (LIP3)
All London boroughs are required to develop a Local Implementation Plan setting out how they are going to deliver the
Mayor's Transport Strategy, its priorities and objectives at a local level.
Third Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) - September 2019
Mayor of London approval letter - September 2019
Merton's Third Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) is the council's main transport strategy and sits alongside the council's Local Plan and other future strategies.
The LIP3 contains an overview of the challenges and opportunities in delivering the Mayors' Transport Strategy within Merton; a set of borough transport objectives; a short and longer term delivery plan and a series of targets set by Transport for London that we are working towards achieving.