Lewisham to Catford walking and cycling changes

In September 2020 we introduced temporary changes along the A21 between Catford and Lewisham, to encourage people to walk, cycle and improve bus journey times.

On this page you can find out more about the scheme and what engagement and consultation you can expect from us. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

The A21 is a key bus corridor for traffic, in the top 10% in terms of bus usage. For the section of the A21 between Lewisham and Catford, around 50% of the trips made

In September 2020 we introduced temporary changes along the A21 between Catford and Lewisham, to encourage people to walk, cycle and improve bus journey times.

On this page you can find out more about the scheme and what engagement and consultation you can expect from us. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

The A21 is a key bus corridor for traffic, in the top 10% in terms of bus usage. For the section of the A21 between Lewisham and Catford, around 50% of the trips made are less than 10km in length, so there is a significant potential for additional people to cycle here.

There have been a large number of collisions along the A21 involving a number of vulnerable people. In the year prior to introducing the scheme, there were 51 collisions on this section involving people suffering injury.

You can read the list of changes we have made, as well as view maps, in our Documents section.

We are working alongside the London Borough of Lewisham, who introduced several Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes throughout the area. These schemes work together to make it safer for people to walk and cycle in the area and make our air cleaner.

What has happened so far

We have been monitoring the scheme since it was introduced. This includes the scheme’s effects on traffic flow, road safety and cycling and walking rates. We have also asked people for their views on the scheme. We are using this information to help inform what we do next.

Listening to you

Although we are not currently undertaking a formal consultation on this scheme, we would like to know about your experiences of it. If you have any comments about the effects of our scheme, or suggestions for changes or improvements we might make, please let us know at by completing the Survey, emailing us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or using the Questions tool below.

In August 2021 we wrote to people to explain the next steps with many of the schemes we introduced as part of our response to the pandemic. We are now reviewing the schemes to decide what we’d like to retain.

If we decide to introduce the permanent scheme as originally planned, or retain the existing temporary scheme, we will consult with you.

  • We are keen to hear from people’s experiences of the scheme we’ve introduced, and whether you think we should retain, change or remove it. Please complete this survey to share your views with us.  

    Your response will support our decision on what we do next, alongside the monitoring we are doing.

    Please note responses to the survey may be made publicly available after the engagement exercise has closed, this would typically be in the form of a report on the results of the engagement exercise, but any personal information will be kept confidential. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation. For further information, please visit our privacy policy.

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