Lambeth

Streetspace for London

We are working with your borough to widen pavements at town centres and transport hubs, create temporary cycle routes on our transport network and create low traffic neighbourhoods.

Pavements will be widened in Brixton to allow people to access local essential shops and services more easily. We are also creating space for cycling on the A23 between Oval and Streatham Hill.

Pavements have been widened on Loughborough Junction to allow people to access local essential shops and services more easily.

Latest changes to travel

Here are some changes to your travel around London you should know about including:

Trial of operating bus lanes at all times on red routes

As part of London Streetspace, we're trialling changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. This involves bus lanes across the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) - or red routes.

We want to make sure that people choosing to travel on the bus network have the safest, quickest and most reliable journey at all times of the day. Proposals follow recent extensions to bus lane hours that have seen improvements to speeds and reliability.  

The trial began in September and is proposed to run for at least six months and for a maximum of 18 months (to March 2022) to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. During the trial we are running an online survey to gather feedback from the public and road and transport users. The survey can be completed at any time during the trial - click here to provide your feedback.

Funding for your borough

We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.

Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

The LIP is produced by the London Borough of Lambeth and agreed with us. It sets out the details on transport infrastructure changes in a three-year period to support the Mayor's Transport Strategy.

As part of our recent funding settlement, we have allocated a total of £23.1m for LIP Corridor funding across London for the period of 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. The amount apportioned to your borough is outlined in the latest LIP allocation letter below.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for Lambeth

Each borough has set targets in their LIP against the Mayor's Transport Strategy outcomes - we track and report on progress against these targets in the LIP3 MTS outcomes borough data pack.

For example, the car ownership in the borough was 64,617 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 64,200.

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 31,149 daily cycle trips on average starting in Lambeth between 2019 and 2020.

More resident and visitor population figures are on the GLA website.

Helping your Community

The Vision Zero dashboard enables organisations and members of the public to more easily access and interpret collision data. In sharing collision data in this way, organisations can better identify the road danger challenges specific to their respective sectors and communities, and work together with us, London's boroughs and other agencies to tackle them.  

The dashboard currently comprises collision data from 2017-2019 and in will soon include future years' data and further analysis capability, for example casualty rates by kilometre travelled. 

Vision Zero

We are working with boroughs to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from all road collisions to zero by 2041. They are responsible for enforcing safe speeds on their roads, as well as leading community programmes to encourage using roads safely. Find out more about Vision Zero.

In 2017 there were 207 individuals killed or seriously injured in Lambeth. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 146.

Find out more about collisions in your borough. Our collision database, COLLSTATS, is now available as a self-service tool for borough officers and the Metropolitan Police. It allows site specific, borough or London wide collision searches to be made to the most recent validated police data that is available. For access to this database please email CollstatsHelpdesk@tfl.gov.uk.

What we're working on in Lambeth

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Vauxhall Cross gyratory - we're working with Lambeth Council to return the one-way road system to two-way and improve the area for people walking and cycling with more cycle and pedestrian crossings, segregated lanes and parking for cyclists. We'll also create new public spaces and improve existing ones. A new central bus station will work in a two-way arrangement
  • Waterloo IMAX roundabout - we plan to pedestrianise part of the roundabout to create a new public space, an improved bus station and better environment for people using public transport, walking and cycling
  • Streatham Hill A23 - this project supports the Mayor's Healthy Streets ambitions by rebalancing road space and encouraging more people to walk, cycle and use public transport without hurting bus journey times and reliability

Bus network changes

From time to time - after consulting the public - we alter bus routes to reflect changing patterns in demand. We also make temporary changes, often because of road works. See the latest bus changes.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)  is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.

Four out of five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, but we need owners of the remaining polluting cars, motorcycles, lighter vans and minibuses to take action by checking their vehicle.

Our assets in Lambeth

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

  • 10 Tube stations
  • Two London Overground stations
  • Around 560 bus stops - see all 77 day bus routes in Lambeth
  • One bus station and Brixton garage
  • 60 Santander Cycles docking stations
  • One TfL pier (Festival)
  • Five taxi ranks
  • Around 290 traffic signals
  • Cycle Superhighway 7 which runs from Merton to the City of London
  • Over 31 kilometres of red routes

See a map of our assets in London.

We maintain our assets until they need to be renewed or disposed of as set out in our asset management plan. We do this by:

  • Servicing them regularly to keep them operational
  • Repairing or replacing faulty assets

Report a problem on a London street with our Streetcare tool.

We do not maintain in Lambeth:

Report private hire vehicles (PHVs) parked on ranks or unattended taxis on ranks directly to us.

Dealing with severe weather

For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.