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.
We are creating space for cycling between Catford town centre and Lewisham via the A2.
Latest changes to travel
Here are some changes to your travel around London you should know about including:
- The extended times and increased charge of the Congestion Charging Zone. Find out more about the Congestion Charge reimbursement scheme on the Your borough page
- Updates on assistance for customers with accessibility needs
- Opportunity to try out the online Cycle Skills course
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)
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.
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 2020/21 (H2)
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation 2019/20
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) confirmation letter 2017/18 - Borough Leader
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) confirmation letter 2016/17
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) delivery plan letter
Public Transport access levels - Lewisham
LIP targets for Lewisham
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 77,715 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 75,100.
We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 14,075 daily cycle trips on average starting in Lewisham between 2015 and 2018.
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 2019 there were 119 individuals killed or seriously injured in Lewisham. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 44.
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.
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.
What we're working on in Lewisham
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year - search on the TfL Consultation Hub
- Find out about major works and events near you
- See some ongoing TfL improvements and projects in or near Lewisham
Work now going on in your borough includes:
- Tower Bridge to Greenwich cycling and walking improvements - our work on Cycleway 4 will create a continuous segregated cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich
- Deptford Parks - we're investing £1.5m in Liveable Neighbourhood funding to help the council reduce traffic and encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport in Deptford. A new traffic-free route will run along the former Grand Surrey Canal and new cycle routes through the park will link to the proposed new Bakerloo line station
- Bakerloo line extension - we're developing plans to extend the Bakerloo line through Old Kent Road to New Cross Gate, Lewisham and beyond. This will allow 25,000 new homes and 5,000 new jobs
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 Lewisham
Assets we maintain in your borough include:
- Eight London Overground stations
- Two DLR stations
- Around 620 bus stops - see all 54 bus routes in Lewisham
- Two bus stations
- One taxi rank
- One car park
- Around 170 traffic signals
- Over 20 kilometres of red routes
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 Lewisham:
- Non-red route roads - these roads are maintained by Lewisham
- Litter removal on red routes - this is also the borough's responsibility
- Network Rail track at London Overground stations - contact Network Rail. Track and signals between New Cross to Silwood depot is maintained by us
- Taxis and mini cabs - these are owned by taxi drivers and minicab offices
- Three bus garages in Lewisham that are owned and managed by bus companies
- Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Lewisham
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.