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Driving in the City of London

Date updated: 5/18/2022

Driving in the City of London is different

The Square Mile has one of the highest densities of pedestrians and cyclists in the UK at peak times. Drivers need to take extra care, respect the City's 20 mph speed limit and be alert, especially for people walking and cycling.

The City Corporation is the highway authority for the streets in the City of London except for the Red Routes, which are managed by Transport for London.

Go to the Roads, highways and pavements section of the website for useful links, including signing up for our regular email on road closures.

The Parking section has information about on and off street parking, parking restrictions and penalties.

A shared responsibility

If you operate a vehicle within the City of London you need to do so under a number of standards and schemes. They aim to reduce the risk of collisions, save lives and protect communities.

These include but are not limited to: the Safer Lorry Scheme, Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, Construction and Logistics and Community Safety, and the Considerate Contractors Scheme. Visit Transport for London to find out more about complying with Work Related Road Risk in London and driving near vulnerable users.​​

All of us, whether we are driving or managing the transport network, share a responsibility to reduce road danger and safe lives. You can support Vision Zero as a road user by driving at safe speeds. 

CityMark

All construction projects in the City of London are members of the Considerate Contractors Scheme and City Mark is an addition to that scheme. Sites in the Square Mile are monitored though CityMark to ensure the implementation of leading Work Related Road Safety initiatives, such as the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and the Construction Logistics for Community Safety (CLOCS).

If properly implemented at every tier FORS and CLOCS ensure safer supply chains, compliant vehicles and better trained drivers.

In the long-term CityMark will help reduce road safety risks and build the bigger picture of road safety compliance in the City of London.

Supplying the City of London Corporation

Improving road safety standards

FORS improves: road safety by checking vehicle compliance for safety equipment, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and fleet operations.

If you supply the City of London Corporation, and it is foreseen that the delivery of these goods/ services/ works contract will involve the use of 3.5 tonne vehicles or above, you will be required to have FORS Bronze accreditation, progressing to Silver accreditation, under the following circumstances:

Contracts
Contracts covered Duration Requirements Deadline
Contracts for the delivery of goods and services £250k and above AND Works contracts valued at £400k and above Six months and longer Contractors are required to register with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and to have achieved Bronze accreditation or scheme, which in the reasonable opinion of the Corporation, is an acceptable equivalent to FORS. The requirement must be cascaded to any relevant sub-contractors. Within three months of contract start
Contracts for the delivery of goods and services £250k and above AND Works contracts of £400k and above Three years and longer Contractors are required to progress to Silver accreditation under the FORS or a scheme, which in the reasonable opinion of the City Corporation, is an acceptable equivalent to FORS. The requirement must be cascaded to relevant sub-contractors. Within 18 months of contract start date