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.
Here is the latest TfL news for Southwark:
- We are asking Londoners to share views on proposed changes to bus routes into central London - find out more and have your say by visiting Central London Bus Review
- The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced he has asked TfL to consult on proposals to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London in 2023
- Our safer travel guidance has been updated
- The TfL Go app will help you travel comfortably
- Our pay as you go fares are automatically capped, so you don't need to buy a travel card in advance. Create an online account or use the Oyster app to quickly and easily calculate your expenses
- Travel guidance for businesses and their staff
- Our Vision Zero progress report outlines achievements from the first three years of the Mayor's Vision Zero plan and commits to new tougher measures to ensure that it meets the goal of eliminating death and serious injury from London's roads
- We have published our Everyone's Future Counts document, which highlights our programmes designed to support those who are held back due to barriers in education and the workplace.
- We have published our annual Gender, Ethnicity and Disability pay gap reports.
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.
LIP funding letter September 2022
Southwark funding letter July 2021
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocations 2020/21
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 - Southwark
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.
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 and the Lowering Speed Limits Programme.
In 2019 there were 164 individuals killed or seriously injured in Southwark. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 90.
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.
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.
What we're working on in Southwark
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year. Search our consultation and engagement hub - Have Your Say
- Find out about major works and events near you
- See some ongoing TfL improvements and projects in or near Southwark
- Find out about property development projects in your borough
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. The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has expanded 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:
- Six Tube stations
- Six London Overground stations
- Around 620 bus stops - see all 66 day bus routes in Southwark
- Two bus stations and Walworth bus garage
- One TfL pier (Bankside)
- 46 Santander Cycles docking stations
- Cycle Superhighway 7 which runs from Merton to the City of London
- Nine taxi ranks
- Around 270 traffic signals
- Cycleway 4 which runs from Tower Bridge to Greenwich
- Over 23 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 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
- Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Southwark
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.