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City Corporation to launch new Covid-19 Recovery Grant Scheme for Square Mile SMEs

Date updated: 11/16/2021

Our transport recovery plan is designed to ensure the gradual and safe return of people who live, work and visit the Square Mile by walking, cycling or through the managed use of public transport.

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Changes have been made to the following streets 
 Streets A-K  Streets L-W

Bartholomew Lane

Bevis Marks

Camomile Street

Chancery Lane

Charterhouse Square 


Coleman Street (including King's Arm Yard)

Dukes Place

Fenchurch Street 

Fleet Street

Gresham Street

King Street

King William Street

Leadenhall Street

Lime Street 

Liverpool Street

Lombard Street 


Ludgate Hill


Old Broad Street

Old Jewry


Queen Victoria Street

St Mary Axe

St Paul’s Churchyard

Threadneedle Street


Covid-19 changes to vehicular access PDF (2.8MB)
Date submitted: 7/21/21

This map shows the changes to the streets listed on the page

Alterations removed in May 2021

Some changes that were previously installed were removed in May 2021. Those removed were on the following streets:

  • Cannon Street
  • Cooper's Row
  • Cullum Street
  • Devonshire Square to White Kennett Street
  • Middlesex Street - two way working removed
  • Moorgate by London Wall - southbound bus & cycle only restriction removed
  • Queen Street

Temporary seating and greening

We have installed temporary seating and greening to support food and beverage businesses to create an attractive environment for workers, visitors and residents on the following streets:

  • Chancery Lane (Carey Street to Southampton Buildings)
  • Cheapside (near junction of Bread Street)
  • Cursitor Street
  • Coleman Street
  • Creechurch Lane
  • Ludgate Broadway
  • Middlesex Street
  • Philpot Lane
  • West Smithfield (Rotunda)

Additional temporary cycle parking

The City Corporation has introduced over 600 temporary cycle parking spaces on-street and in our City car parks across the Square Mile.


Access for servicing and parking to off street premises is always being maintained.

Red and Blue Badge holders can continue to use disabled parking spaces and be picked up or dropped on streets which have timed access restrictions. Access for taxis and private hire vehicles dropping off or picking up disabled passengers is also being maintained.

For streets where carriageway space is being allocated for walking there is provisions for taxi pick up and drop off at limited locations, where possible.

Freight and servicing

To help City businesses understand the measures that can be taken to minimise the impact of their deliveries and servicing view our guidance document.

This guidance has been tailored for each type of business and is broken down into delivery, waste and servicing sections. In the short term these actions will help support safe social distancing as people return to the Square Mile, in the longer term the changes will help to deliver safer, healthier streets in line with the aims and objectives in the City Corporation’s Transport Strategy.

Guidance for managing deliveries and servicing PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 12/16/20

Aims and measures

The City Corporation’s Covid-19 transport response focused on achieving two main aims:

  • Residents, workers and visitors are safe and feel comfortable travelling into and within the Square Mile, particularly when travelling on foot, by bike and on public transport.
  • City businesses are supported in their Covid-19 recovery and the City remains an attractive location for business.

Temporary on-street measures included creating:

  • more space for walking and cycling, including increased cycle parking
  • timed closures to motor vehicles on some streets (7am–7pm Monday to Friday), allowing limited access to premises for people with access needs, deliveries and servicing
  • closures of streets to through traffic or other changes in operation, e.g. switching to one-way or giving priority to buses
  • an advisory 15 miles per hour speed limit
  • signage to promote social distancing and encourage considerate behaviour

Equality Analysis has been undertaken to minimise impacts to all groups with protected characteristics.

Phase 1 equality analysis PDF (630KB)
Date submitted: 6/29/20
Phase 2 equality analysis PDF (650KB)
Date submitted: 6/29/20

Transport for London's scheme for the A10 Bishopsgate corridor and London Bridge

Transport for London (TfL) has made temporary improvements to help people travel on foot, by cycle or public transport along the A10 Bishopsgate corridor, from the northern end of London Bridge to Shoreditch High Street.

The plans are available at Bishopsgate and London Bridge.

If you would like to comment on the effects of TfL's scheme, or have suggestions for changes or improvements that it could make, email Streetspacelondon 

More travel information

If you need to travel into or through the Square Mile, please visit these web pages for up to date travel information.

Some bus routes through the Square Mile may be diverted. For up to date information about particular routes visit TfL bus routes.

TfL and our neighbouring London Boroughs are proposing changes to their streets to support Covid-19 recovery. We recommend visiting their websites to ensure you are aware of their most recent plans.

Contact us

If you have a question about the initiative email the Transportation Team