Lewisham transport projects coming with pedestrianisation, “hail and ride” ending and cycleways

A report before Lewisham’s Mayor and Cabinet this week reveals the state of play with a number of transports project set to see funding over the next year.

Projects seeing funding this coming year include a cycle lane on Deptford Church Street and conversion of ‘hail and ride’ stops to fixed bus stops on bus route 273 plus many more.

Much of the funding comes from an annual award from Transport for London via the Local Implementation Plan. Totals have been frozen in previous years but set for an increase in 2024/25 to £2,377 million.

Other funding streams contributing a wide range of changes are Section 106 revenue from new developments.

Deptford Church Street will see changes

As well as a cycle lane on Deptford Church Street there’ll be design work on forthcoming Cycleway 18 which is due one day to head from Bromley borough through Lewisham and into Greenwich.

Lewisham council are also looking at cycling contraflows in eight locations.

Cycling projects

Deptford High Street is also set to be detailed design work on pedestrianisation as previously covered here.

The report states we should see: “Public realm improvements and pedestrianisation of Deptford High Street, a heavily used street with shops, between the junctions of Edward Street and the A2 Deptford Broadway.”

Deptford High Street

A feasibility study will also look into “Rerouting either the eastbound or westbound direction of bus routes 124, 160, 181, 284, and N171 away from Sangley Road and Sandhurst Road.”

Schools

A substantial programme of street changes near schools is proposed:

• Hither Green Lane junction with Beacon Road – Brindishe Green Primary School
• Brockley Rise – Dalmain Primary School
• Catford Hill junction with Woolstone Road – Rathfern Primary School
• Sydenham Road – Our Lady & St Philip Neri Primary School
• Westwood Hill junction with Amberley Grove – Sydenham High School
• Honor Oak Road – Fairlawn Primary School
• Brockley Grove – Gordonbrock Primary School
• Baring Road junction with Linchmere Road – Baring Primary School
• Kirkdale junction with Kelvin Grove – Kelvin Grove Primary School

Parts of Deptford have been Thames Tideway worksite for some years

• Cranston Road junction with Loxton Road – Kilmorie Primary School
• Sandhurst Road – Sandhurst Primary School
• Giffin Street – Tidemill Academy Primary School
• Marvels Lane – Marvels Lane Primary School
• Friendly Street junction with Albyn Road – St Stephens C of E Primary School
• Upwood Road junction with Leyland Road – Colfe’s Primary school
• Mantle Road – John Stainer Community Primary School
• Edward Street – Grinling Gibbons Primary School
• St Asaphs Road junction with Finland Road – John Stainer Community Primary School
• Perry Vale – St George’s Primary School
• Manor Lane junction with Southbrook Road – Brindishe Manor School
• Manwood Road junction with Ewhurst Road – Prendergast Ladywell School

Four school streets are also planned.

Funding

While LIP funds form the most substantial contribution, the list of changes is possible via other funding streams including:

  • Highways and Bridges 2024/25 Capital Programme – £2.771 million
  • Lewisham Climate Action Investment – £659,957
  • Section 106 contributions from new development which Lewisham Council estimate to be around £2 million.

The report contains a fair bit more information including roads to be resurfaced and footways that will see improvement work. Click here to view.

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