Southwark

Healthy streets schemes

We are working to support boroughs in the delivery of their schemes within the current funding environment. In places this means new cycle routes and low traffic neighbourhoods and in others prioritising buses and making journey times faster and more reliable.

We are also upgrading the existing cycle route from Merton to Elephant and Castle by creating sections of temporary segregation for example.

Latest news

Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough that you should know about including:

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 Southwark 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 Southwark

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 58,396 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 57,100.

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 28,992 daily cycle trips on average starting in Southwark 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 2019 there were 164 individuals killed or seriously injured in Southwark. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 90.

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.

TfL's Motorcycle safety courses  

We offer a range of free online and face to face motorcycle safety training courses across all boroughs to help ensure motorcyclists stay safe on London's busy roads and support the Vision Zero objective to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's roads by 2041.  

Electric scooter (e-scooters) trial 

In partnership with London Councils, we're running an e-scooters trial. On Monday 7 June 2021 e-scooters became available to rent in a small number of London boroughs. Working together on a single trial means the trial can run consistently across participating boroughs, with safety at its core.  

We are still inviting boroughs to join the trial. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch. 

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 2017-2020 and will soon include future data and further analysis capability. 

What we're working on in Southwark

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Peckham town centre - our plans for the A202 Peckham High Street between Collyer Place and Peckham Hill Street would make it safer and more comfortable to walk, cycle or use public transport in the area
  • Bakerloo line extension - we hope to extend the line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham, running along Old Kent Road where we propose putting two new stations
  • New bus lanes - We have introduced new sections of bus lane on New Kent Road and Tower Bridge Road to improve bus journey times and support sustainable travel.  These measures have been introduced as a trial under an Experimental Traffic Order and we will consider whether to introduce these on a permanent basis after the trial has concluded.

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)

Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That is why 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).

The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air. 

The ULEZ will continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards. 

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 Southwark

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

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 Southwark:

  • Non-red route roads - these are maintained by Southwark
  • 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 Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays is owned and maintained by us
  • Taxis and mini cabs - these are owned by taxi drivers and minicab offices
  • Coaches
  • Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Southwark

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.