Brixton town centre pavement widening

Brixton town centre pavement widening

In May 2020 we made changes to bus stops in Brixton town centre to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus.

This page provides you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

The Brixton town centre scheme was delivered as a temporary emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. As London continues to recover from the pandemic it will be more important than ever to support and

Brixton town centre pavement widening

In May 2020 we made changes to bus stops in Brixton town centre to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus.

This page provides you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

The Brixton town centre scheme was delivered as a temporary emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. As London continues to recover from the pandemic it will be more important than ever to support and encourage everyone who can to be more active. Active travel can make people healthier and happier, and it plays a part in managing and reducing congestion as well as improving our environment.

We increased the amount of space for people waiting at bus stops and gave more space for pedestrians. This change supports the longer-term recovery of London as people return to the city for work, leisure, and tourism.

What has happened so far

We temporarily;

  • Moved bus stops for routes 3/N3, 196, 2/N2, 415 and 432 to Effra Road, from Brixton town centre.
  • Removed a double bus lane in Brixton town centre to provide a wider footway for people to wait and move around.

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

New location

We intend to test the effects of a new approach which combines elements of the emergency social distancing scheme and the original, pre-pandemic layout. This would involve:

  • Relocating bus stops for routes 3/N3, 196, 2/N2, 415 and 432 back to Brixton town centre.
  • Providing a single bus lane, rather than the double bus lane which existed before social distancing was introduced to retain the wider footway for people to wait and move around.

Any further changes will be subject to funding

Listening to you

Although we are not currently undertaking a formal consultation on this scheme, we would like to know about your experiences with 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 by completing the survey, emailing us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or using the Questions tool below.

We are committed to engaging continuously with the local community. So far, we have:

  • Written to people to explain the next steps with many of the schemes we introduced as part of our response to the pandemic. (August 2021)
  • Construction update - Summer 2022

Ask us a question

You can use this tool to ask us a question about the scheme or the upcoming consultation. We will then aim to get back to you.

Please note that any questions you ask may be visible to others and will be subject to moderation. Any personal information will be kept confidential but your user name will be displayed. Further details on moderation are available here and privacy here.

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Page last updated: 15 Jun 2022, 12:08 PM