Draft Lewisham Local Implementation Plan

Closes 24 Nov 2018

Opened 12 Oct 2018

Overview

In early 2018 the Mayor of London released his vision for transport in the capital called the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS). It sets out how traveling around London by walking, cycling and public transport, in particular, can be improved. Three key themes are at the heart of the MTS:

1. Healthy streets and healthy people

2. A good public transport experience

3. New homes and jobs

The Mayor of London requires each borough to develop a document that sets out how it is going to deliver the above MTS objectives at a local level. We have called this document the Lewisham Transport Strategy and Local Implementation Plan 2019-2041 (LIP3). The LIP3 will act as the Council’s primary transport strategy, which is then supported by separate more detailed strategies including ones for Rail, Cycling, Air quality and Low emission vehicles. It also allows us to seek funding for the projects and schemes contained within it. The council is currently consulting on the draft LIP3 and associated Rail Vision.

The LIP3 contains an overview of the challenges and opportunities in delivering the MTS within Lewisham, a set of transport objectives, a short and long term delivery plan and a series of targets that we are working towards achieving. The following documents form part of the consultation:

Why We Are Consulting

We have found that one of the best and most reliable sources of information relating to issues and opportunities on Lewisham’s streets has been the people who live and work in the borough. Their in-depth knowledge of an area means they understand their area better than anyone.

In July 2018, to help develop the programmes in the draft LIP3 we launched a map based online survey called ‘Lewisham Streets’ https://lewishamstreetsmap.commonplace.is/  People had the opportunity to report transport issues/suggestions in their local areas: everything from concerns around rat running to requests for new cycle routes. The response rate was overwhelming. In the 6 weeks the survey was open we received just over 11,000 contributions, just going to show the level of desire by local people to improve the streets and spaces they live, work and study in. The high level themes to come out of this preliminary consultation have been used to inform the programme lines in the LIP3, and a more detailed analysis is ongoing and will be used to develop more specific programmes of schemes on an annual basis.

During this current stage of consultation, we would like to seek views on the high level strategy objectives and proposed delivery programme set out in the LIP3.

It should be noted that because the response to the July 2018 Lewisham Street maps consultation was so positive we are considering using this online mapping tool throughout the life of the LIP so the public can continue to help identify up to date projects and opportunities under the new LIP programme headings.  Further detail on this is provided on the Commonplace site.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • General public
  • Lewisham residents
  • Businesses
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Staff

Interests

  • Regeneration
  • Planning
  • Environment
  • Transport and traffic