Sustainable Streets programme
We want to reimagine the borough’s roads and streets in order to create nicer streets for residents, reduce air pollution and congestion, improve road safety and encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport.
The Sustainable Streets programme proposes to make better use of road space and pavements in the borough by installing more trees, secure cycle storage hangars and electric vehicle charging points, as well as improving road safety and ensuring better management of on-street parking.
As part of our work to reduce air pollution and tackle the Climate Emergency, we want to reduce the number of car journeys in Lewisham and encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport. This will help improve air quality, reduce traffic and lower carbon emissions, helping creating a nicer environment for local people and tackle the Climate Emergency.
In order to achieve this, we want to introduce more sustainable transport measures, including new street trees, electric vehicle charging points, secure cycle storage and car club bays. We receive a lot of requests from residents for these sorts of measures, which help to encourage active travel and create more sustainable streets for local people.
We also want to ensure that parking is better managed in the borough. Over 75% of roads in the borough currently have unrestricted parking. This can result in parking difficulties for some local residents and means there is limited road space for new sustainable transport measures. It also encourages unnecessary car journeys into and around the borough, contributing to traffic, congestion and air pollution.
Our Sustainable Streets programme is being rolled out in phases across the borough and we are currently consulting people in Deptford and Catford/Crofton Park on proposals for their area. The consultation for Phase 1 is open until Sunday 5 March 2023.
Residents on streets in Phase 1 of the programme have received information about proposals for their road via post.
Find out more information about the consultation and read our Frequently Asked Questions.