Transport update

City Streets Update: Transportation response to support COVID-19 Recovery


Temporary changes to enable social distancing and safe walking and cycling are being delivered across the Square Mile in phases.

Phase 1 - The first phase of temporary changes to City streets in response to Covid-19 will be installed on street from tomorrow, Thursday 4 June. It will take approximately two weeks to complete installation.

The detail of the changes to individual streets is available here.

Changes will be delivered on Thursday 4 June to:

  • Lombard Street (including Nicholas Lane)
  • St Mary Axe
  • Coleman Street (including Kings Arm Yard)
  • Poultry

Changes will be delivered from Monday 8 June to:

  • Cannon Street
  • Threadneedle Street
  • Old Broad Street
  • Leadenhall Street

The above streets have been selected for the first phase of change on the basis of pedestrian numbers, pavement widths, cycling demand and connections to destinations, retail and transport hubs.

Phase 2 - On Tuesday 2 June the City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee discussed proposals for the next phase of temporary changes to City streets in response to Covid-19 and to allow for social distancing.

The proposals will also be submitted to the Projects Sub-Committee under delegation and to the Planning and Resources Committee on the 11 June for a final decision. The detail of the proposed changes to individual streets is available here.

Further information and providing feedback

Our webpage will continue to be updated throughout the Covid-19 period and a question and answer document has been produced – please view it here.

​​We will shortly be launching an online portal on our webpage for street users to comment on the specific changes. This will be launched once the plans have been implemented onto the streets. In the meantime for questions and to provide feedback on the Phase 1 plans and Phase 2 proposals email the City Transportation team.