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

There are temporary changes to travel in London while we work on supporting the restart of the Capital including:

Consultation on operating hours of bus lanes in London 

As part of London Streetspace programme, we're proposing to trial changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. 

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 of 24/7 bus lanes is planned to be in place for at least six months to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. Find out more and share your views at any time online or by emailing  

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.

The LIP funding stream provided by TfL to help our partners in the boroughs and the City of London has been paused while we focus on measures to increase walking and cycling and to ensure social distancing on our network.

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 66,943 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 64,200.

Residents in Lambeth made an average of 788,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 22%
  • Tube/DLR: 13%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 6%
  • Bus/Tram: 16%
  • Taxi/Other: 2%
  • Cycle: 5%
  • Walking: 36%

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 31,149 daily cycle trips on average starting in Lambeth between 2015 and 2018.

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

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.

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)

To improve air quality the ULEZ will extend to parts of Lambeth from October 2021.

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.