FOI request detail

Streetspace and LTNs

Request ID: FOI-2248-2021
Date published: 03 March 2021

You asked

TFL stated: “Bus routes have a key function in enabling local access so must be protected as part of temporary LTN proposals, with a general presumption to bus routes and stop locations remaining as they are.”  Streetspace for London report, interim guidance for Boroughs May 2020.   Please provide any and all correspondence in relation to public transport in LTNs in Dulwich with regards to every other bus being school children only and the four bus gates installed by Southwark Council in November 2020 closing the roads for 5 hours every week day and the decrease in access to public transport for residents. 

We answered

Our ref: FOI-2248-2021/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 February 2021 asking for information about Streetspace and LTNs.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

Unfortunately, we do not hold any correspondence relating to the bus services which are part of the Dulwich Village Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme, led by London Borough of Southwark and funded by TfL.  However, there has been some monitoring of bus journey times through this area since the London Streetspace Programme has been in place, and the relevant emails are attached.

Please also find attached copies of correspondence with LB Southwark concerning this scheme, including their bid under the London Streetspace Programme.

There are a number of bus gates designed to give TfL buses priority (in addition to cyclists) whilst deterring through traffic. Other types of public service vehicles – such as community buses and Dial a Ride with 8 seats are more are also able to use the bus gates. There should therefore be no reduction in public transport access for residents as part of this scheme.

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Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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