Transport and streets

There are 127 miles of roads in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Westway (A40), Cromwell Road (A4), the Earl’s Court one-way system (A3220) and Chelsea Embankment (A3212) are all part of the Red Route network and Transport for London (TfL) is the Highway Authority for these routes. The Council is the Highway Authority for all other adopted roads.

The Council takes its responsibility for its public realm very seriously.

We strive to improve our streetscape through small local schemes as well as award winning major projects such as Exhibition Road.

Our highways maintenance and street lighting standards are amongst the highest in the country.

We take on the challenge of managing the traffic and parking in one of the most densely populated areas in the UK to keep the borough moving.

We are concerned about local air quality as well as climate change, and encourage the use of sustainable methods of transport as well as walking and cycling.


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